Workshop Goals

To recognize the records of American attitudes and legislation concerning human beings with disabilities;

To learn the way to correctly help individuals with disabilities in a courteous and respectful manner;

To practice presenting assistance to humans with disabilities, each fellow personnel and museum guests.

In order to gain the maximum out of the presentation, please:

Listen with an open mind;
Be respectful of each other;
Challenge your thinking;
Be willing to study something new that you could use on the process!
Challenge Activity
Bean Bags

Place a bean bag on your head
Move to the tune!
If your bean bag falls off your head, freeze till another player, with out losing his/her beanbag, retrieves the fallen one and replaces it at the frozen character’s head.
If the rescuer loses his/her beanbag, then he/she is also frozen until another individual appears to rescue them both.
What is the item of the sport?
How do you “win”?

What is the advantage of selecting up a classmate’s beanbag?

What is the Definition of a Disability?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), prohibits discrimination on the idea of incapacity in several key areas inclusive of: state and neighborhood government offerings, locations of public lodging, employment, telecommunications and transportation.

The character with a disability is a person who (three part definition):

Has a physical or mental impairment that notably limits one or extra important lifestyles activities;
Has a report of such an impairment, even if they do no longer currently have the impairment; or
Being appeared as having such an impairment.
What is taken into consideration a disability?
The ADA does not listing situations which might be taken into consideration disabilities; but it does list those which are not covered.

Not included via the ADA are homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestism, transsexualism, compulsive gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identification problems not due to bodily impairments, other sexual behavior disorders.

The ADA does not cowl people who are currently carrying out unlawful drug use.

A short-term condition is commonly isn’t always a disability. The take a look at is whether the impairment markedly limits fundamental existence activities while assessing the length, scope, and impact of the impairment.

Small Group Activity

Divide into small to talk about your reports and examples of times you have assisted co-employees or museum guests with the subsequent disabilities:

Intellectual or Developmental
Remember that anybody’s state of affairs is precise!
Physical disabilities: a limitation on someone’s bodily functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina; a brief listing of examples:

Spinal cord injury
Cerebral palsy
Multiple sclerosis
Spina bifida
Musculoskeletal accidents (eg again harm)
Muscular dystrophy
Sensory impairment: a predicament of one or greater of a person’s senses; including:
Hearing Loss
Limited imaginative and prescient/Blindness
Loss of Smell
Spatial attention
A person could be born with the impairment or could it can broaden at some stage in the lifetime.
Intellectual disabilities – widespread obstacles in both highbrow functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers social and practical abilties. Originates before age 18 years. Affects approximately three% of the population.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Down’s Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Mental contamination has not anything to do with intelligence.
Mental infection is a circumstance that disrupts a person’s wondering, feeling, temper, and potential to narrate to others.
Results in a dwindled capability for managing ordinary life
Can include primary depression, schizophrenia, bipolar ailment, obsessive compulsive ailment (OCD), panic ailment, and persona ailment.
The Invisibility of Disabilities
Be touchy that disabilities are available a diffusion of kinds, and each person is an man or woman

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