68 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2021
People with disabilities have historically endured the horrors of exclusion and elimination because America has incessantly fixated on disability without seeing ability. To correct a disabling view of people with disabilities, this Article prescribes a paradigm shift that permanently redirects the focus from disability to ability. If America achieves this hopeful vision to no longer diss—or disrespect—ability, then people with disabilities will enjoy equal access to equal opportunity.
Keywords: Disability, Americans with Disabilities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, ADAAA, ADA, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, EAHCA, IDEA, Dissing Ability, Rehabilitation Act, Education, Independent Living, Ability, Barriers, Wilke, Eugenics, Buck v. Bell, Sterilization
JEL Classification: K00, K1, K10, K19, K3, K30, K37, K39, K4, K40, K42, K49
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