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Ability Diversity



• Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W. J., Castaneda, C., Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice. (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge Press.

o Chapter 98, (pp. 481–485)

o Chapter 99, (pp. 485–489)

o Chapter 105, (pp. 502–504)

o Chapter 107, (pp. 510)

• Gilson, S. F., & DePoy, E. (2002). Theoretical approaches to disability content in social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 38(1), 153–165.

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• Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e- reader].

o “Working With Clients With Disabilities: Valerie”


• Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Parker (Episode 30of

42) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

• Young, S. (2014, April). I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/stella_young_i_m_not_your_inspirati on_thank_you_very_much?language=en

• Zayid, M. (2013, December). I got 99 problems…palsy is just one [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/maysoon_zayid_i_got_99_problems_ palsy_is_just_one.html

Ability, Disability, and Erasure

To prepare: Read the case “Working With Individuals With Disabilities: Valerie.”

Post  an explanation of why our society has historically marginalized those with varying abilities. Provide specific examples from the film. Then, explain the role of social workers in supporting clients with varying abilities (not limited to physical and mental) while recognizing and honoring those clients’ other identity characteristics. Use specific examples from the case study in your explanation.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.

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Discussion 2

Ability and Disability in the Parker Case

  analysis of the implications of the social construction of disability. Describe how disability can be defined as a social construct. Explain how that relates to the perception of disability. Be specific and draw on examples from the Parker case to illustrate your thoughts. Also, describe the intersection of Stephanie’s mental illness with other characteristics of her identity. Explain how those intersections could serve to further marginalize Stephanie’s place and experiences in society. Finally, explain how such marginalization impacts her ability to make choices, use self- determination, and be an active agent with equitable status in her interactions with other professionals.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.