Speak Up! Confronting Discrimination in Your Daily Life: Confronting Ableism, 1st Edition

  • Susan Nichols
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 153838163X
  • ISBN-13: 9781538381632
  • DDC: 305.9
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2012 that one in every five Americans, almost 20 percent of the population, lives with a disability. Some disabilities are severe and recognizable, while others are invisible to those who are unaware. Despite the fact that such a large number of Americans live with a disability, many people are not familiar with ableism, or discrimination against disabled people. This text contains a breakdown of what ableism looks like, how to recognize it, and how to face it. Special features include a Myths and Facts section and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Specialist.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Defining Ableism.
2: The History of Ableism.
3: Ableism in Social Settings.
4: Ableism at School.
5: Ableism at Work.
6: Coping with Ableism in Your Own Life.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.