EEX2000 notes 10/30

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University of Florida
Education - Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
EEX 2000
Penny Cox

EEX2000 10/30/2012 1:10:00 PM Impact of Disabilities  Community Components o Residential Options o Independent Living o Leisure Activities Residential o Progression toward Independent Living:  Normalization  Civil Rights Movement  Self-help movement (self advocacy)  Demedicalization  Consumerism (service providers/finding provider) o Reported advantages of homeownership  Independence and self-determination  Control of living space  Enhanced equality and social status  Responsibility o Reported disadvantages of homeownership  Responsibility  Finances o Homeowners reported:  Developing and maintaining relationships with people in their neighborhoods  Frequent interactions with a wider variety of people o Supports for homeowners  Financial  Personal Personal Assistance and Independent Living o Traditionally, personal assistance service (PAS) programs have been medically oriented o PAS is now seen as a more cost effective alternative to institutionalization Types of PAS o Agency providers o Independent providers Quality of Services o Usually determined by lack of negative reports o Should also include degree to which independence What do people with disabilities say about their community involvement?  Isolation  Making contributions  Participation in activities  Spend less time away from home  Satisfaction with community participation  Being informed about community organizations that provide
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