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Disability Laws

  • Brandy L. Johnson
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Abstract

Historically, the disabled, as a population, have largely been socially isolated, underserved, viewed as a burden, and either confined to their homes or institutionalized. Disabled individuals have also been frequent victims of abuse, crime, and discrimination. However, in the more recent past, societies and governments have begun taking steps to protect disabled individuals and their civil rights. The enactment and enforcement of disability laws are important measures in effecting this change.

Keywords

Disable Person Hate Crime Disable Individual Disable Population Fair Housing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion, L.L.C.St. LouisUSA

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