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What You Will Learn for Week 03

In week three we continue to learn about the disability rights movement in the United States. Students have a reading quiz about the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the lecture video for this week, students will also have the opportunity to learn about legislation such as ADA and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) mean for schools. The following are the learning objectives for this week.

Unit Resources

This week, you will be doing A-02: Disability Rights Quiz, which is all about the American with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990). Mid-Atlantic ADA Center (n.d.) has a two-page, very brief and concise handout that includes all of the information you need to pass the quiz. The handout is An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Netflix Film Club (2020) has a good film that talks about ADA law, How the ADA Changed the Built World / Crip Camp / Netflix that is good.

While the chapter does not talk much about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004), as chapter four, Disability Legislation and the ADA in Rothman (2018), talks more about this. As we move into week four, we will be moving away from legislation, so we won’t be reading this chapter. As many social worker positions that interact with persons with disabilities are related to schools, I wanted to make sure that you are also exposed to that. My lecture video, SOWK 322 Week 03 - Special Education Services in Schools is focused on understanding how special education services work within a school setting. It examines the following:

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My presentation helps identify how schools implement ADA and IDEA and how professionals outside of school can coordinate with schools. For more information about IDEA, The American Institutes for Research (2015) provides a good short history and reasoning behind IDEA in their video, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: 40 Years Later

Finally, as I read the Rothman (2018) chapter three, I was blown away hearing about Ed Roberts and the change and impact he had on persons with disabilities to pursue higher education. He was a significant force in the independent living movement. I wanted to hear more about him and came across Research & Training Center on Independent Living (2014), and their video Ed Roberts: His Words, His Vision that I think is interesting to watch and learn more about how he saw the need to make changes to the world.


American Institutes for Research. (2015, December 10) Individuals with disabilities education act: 40 years later [Video]. YouTube.

Americans with disabilities act, 24 U.S.C. § 12101 (1990).

Individuals with disabilities education act, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 (2004).

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center (n.d.) An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Netflix Film Club. (2020, July 25) How the ADA changed the built world / Crip Camp / Netflix [Video]. YouTube

Research & Training Center on Independent Living. (2014). Ed Roberts: His words, his vision [Video]. YouTube.

Rothman, J. (2018). Social work practice across disability (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Unit Assignments


A-01: Asynchronous Participation and Engagement

Students are to make at least three replies across any of the four open forums this week. Remember, the expectation is to read all of the posts. A reply can include another student’s post as long as you contribute something substantial to the discussion. Be sure to post on two separate days to show engagement. The following are the four forums this week:

A-02: Disability Rights Quiz

A-02: Disability Rights Quiz is due Sunday 02/06/22 at 11:55 PM via My Heritage Assignments.

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