Disabilities rights and occupational justice

Disabilitiesrights and occupational justice

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23October 2015

Disabilitiesrights advocacy and occupational justice

Comprehensively,social justice is described as the moral distribution and allocationof resources, rights, and obligations to all individuals in thesociety. For such to be achieved, in U.S. many agencies have beenformed so as to ensure that all individuals in America are treatedwith fairness and equity. Therefore, the prime goal of this paper isto evaluate the case of people with disabilities in America.

  • Individuals and agencies who collaborated in the case and their contribution.

Theproject, participatory action research, integrated differentindividuals and agencies. The project collaborated severalindividuals starting with students who specialized in the study ofdisabilities educations at the local university. Moreover, theagencies that were incorporated into the project included the localcommunity agencies, and as well the rehabilitation and trainingcenters agencies(Willard, Crepeau, Cohn, &amp Schell, 2009).As the project agenda was to advocate for equity and fairness for thepeoples with disability, each agency and individuals played a majorrole in the alliance. First, the local community agencies offeredspecial services to people with disabilities, while therehabilitation and training center agencies trained the older peoplewith disabilities. For the university students, they promoted peoplewith disability through forming international movements.

  • The process for dealing with the issue being addressed, the actions and the participatory strategies.

Theprocess of dealing the matter that was addressed in the project wassimple. First, the agency’s staff member mostly from the localcommunity agencies highlighted people with disabilities are notshowing personal advocacy conducts such as speaking for themselves.Secondly, the disabilities experts and therapist approached peoplewith disabilities with the objective of creating society awarenessregarding the rights of people with disabilities(Willard, Crepeau, Cohn, &amp Schell, 2009).The participatory strategies that were used included use of roundedrooms whereby every member present faced each other, involvement ofmany pictorial instrument that supported the idea of the project andalso considering each member’s viewpoint.

  • Lesson learned

Fromthe project, it is learned that variety of decisions and actions wereconducted by the staff supporters. Also, members who participated inthe project learned that it is important for the community to knowabout peoples with disability.

Lastly,from a personal experience, these lessons will be widely be appliedby incorporating the disabilities society with the local communityand providing full support to the disability members in the society.


Willard,H., Crepeau, E., Cohn, E., &amp Schell, B. (2009). Willard&amp Spackman`s occupational therapy.Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams &ampWilkins.

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