I hope that you are all doing well. I am starting to feel a bit better, but I have been pretty out sick all week.
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.
- Develop an understanding of the modern disability rights movement
- Demonstrate knowledge of some key components of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Learn about some of the experience persons starting in the disability rights movement in the United States
- Hear information about what some of the laws mean in practice for students in K-12 settings
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:
- General overview of special education
- Referral process for special services
- Positions and rolls
You can see just the slides for all my classes at https://presentations.jacobrcampbell.com, and specifically for SOWK 322 Week 03 - Special Education Services in Schools.
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. https://youtu.be/rgwstMsPvd4
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. https://adata.org/sites/adata.org/files/files/ADA_Overview_2015-handout.pdf
Netflix Film Club. (2020, July 25) How the ADA changed the built world / Crip Camp / Netflix [Video]. YouTube https://youtu.be/5aiFVhXSvgc
Research & Training Center on Independent Living. (2014). Ed Roberts: His words, his vision [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/ivaJsJ-mnm8
Rothman, J. (2018). Social work practice across disability (2nd ed.). Routledge.
- Read chapter Rothman (2018) chapter three, The Disability Rights Movement in the United States
- Review the handout An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act for the quiz
- Watch my lecture video, Week 03 - Special Education Services in Schools.
- Watch the videos included in the unit resources section; How the ADA Changed the Built World / Crip Camp / Netflix, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: 40 Years Later, Ed Roberts: His Words, His Vision
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:
- Disability History and Law: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need To Go is available for students to reflect on the various resources shared during week three’s unit.
- Students can reflect on What Does Access Really Mean?
- The Disability Rights Movement looks to have students describe what has happened so far in the movement and identify some of the challenges faced by leaders in the movement.
- Students are encouraged to consider Disability Law and Your Curiosity and do further research about a topic and share what they have learned with the rest of the class.
A-02: Disability Rights Quiz
A-02: Disability Rights Quiz is due Sunday 02/06/22 at 11:55 PM via My Heritage Assignments.
To Do List
- Read Rothman (2018) chapter three, the handout, and watch the other videos shared in the resources section
- Watch my lecture video, Week 03 - Special Education Services in Schools
- Complete A-02: Disability Rights Quiz
- Contribute at least three substantial and engaging replies throughout any of the following forums: Disability History and Law: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need To Go, What Does Access Really Mean, The Disability Rights Movement, or Disability Law and Your Curiosity