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Honestly, have programs for the 'disabled' grown that much since the 1800's?

I already know I will get a bunch of How dare yous, your evil, etc.  But truthfully listen to what I'm saying.


Ohios', Franklin County MRDD program and i'm sure many other places too that deal with Mentally Retarded Developmentally Disabled, this includes wheelchair bound, and other life sustaining medical equipment that is needed for some children, teens and young adults plan discontinuing their tax payer funded programs and mainstreaming into public and charter schools. This includes riding the school bus along with everyone else. Just so they don't feel different 'special' and can 'grow up around their peers, and get more inclusion in job training and social skills?  If they are capable of being able to do it, by all means they should do it.

After reseaserching, reading and seeing in real life it seems like vocational training hasn't improved that much, in training for jobs it went from farming in the 1800's to Landscaping, domestic duties, which they pretty much still do as far as janitorial, maid service, laundry; instrument sterilization for a dentist,etc in 2013.

I see this as a complete disaster in many schools with a lot of bullying taking place, and the bubble wrapped safe world parents try to keep their children in getting popped.  You have to worry about thugs/gangs 'say your child is using sign language' and some moron thinks they are throwing gang signs and sometimes shoot that person' , drugs, communicating with students of other countries where english isn't their first language and more potential for losing out on the individualized attention they may be getting now; with many if the 'disabled' with anger issues of their own getting into altercations, student violence is horrible already in many districts, and I would hate to see or hear of that happening.

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Like I said i'm just saying and giving my thoughts on the subject because I would see that type of behavior in the halls of the school I went to, and it was a top school district with teachers seeing it happen and do nothing about it; especially when it was a football player, jock doing the bullying to a wheelchair bound student, autism and others too.

The only thing I see that has really changed aside from advances in special equipment needed is that those who happen to get offened by the words 'special', 'disabled', 'slow learner' or even 'retarded', have really lucked out by the lose of old names listed in article below. 'feeble minded', 'idiotic', 'imbecile', etc.                      

                                                               jlh 7/2013


 The following terms should be avoided when speaking to or about people with disabilities:
Examples of People First Language:
Many labels used for disabilities in our society have negative connotations or are misleading. Using labels contributes to negative stereotypes and devalues the person they attempt to describe. Avoid them when speaking to, or about, persons with disabilities.
  • invalid
  • wheelchair-bound
  • mongoloid 
  • deaf and dumb
  • defective 
  • mute
  • victim 
  • crippled
  • special person 
  • suffers from
  • handicapped 
  • stricken with
  • a patient 
  • retarded
  • afflicted with 
  • handicapped
 Making the Change to People First Language:
  • “handicapped” or “disabled” should be replaced with “people with disabilities”
  • “the handicapped” or “the disabled” should be replaced with “people who have disabilities”
  • “he/she is wheelchair bound” or “he/she is confined to a wheelchair” should be replaced with “he/she uses a wheelchair”
  • “he/she has a birth defect” should be replaced with “he/she has a congenital disability”
  • “handicapped” in reference to parking, bathrooms, rooms etc. should be replaced with “accessible” 
  • “he/she is retarded or MR” should be replaced with “he/she has a cognitive disability or intellectual disability”



After school, then what for the disabled?

There are good transition plans, but too often they don't do enough to prepare disabled people for job

By  Rita Price
The Columbus Dispatch Monday August 1, 2011 12:23 PM

As a preschooler, Daniel Coffey drove the wheels off his battery-powered car.
His parents wrote the manufacturer for spare parts, again and again, so that their youngest son - autistic, obsessive-compulsive and afflicted with a dash of Tourette's syndrome - could perfect his parallel parking.
That stubborn focus provided early clues about how much Daniel loved to master a task.
"He wants to get things just right," said his mom, Venta. "Daniel appreciates a job well done."
The Canal Winchester family worked for years to nurture his interests and abilities, then jumped at the chance to involve Daniel in an intensive employment-training program. Coffey, who is 21, will be graduating in June.
"It's like he's already had a bunch of little internships," Mrs. Coffey said.
Schools are required to prepare "transition plans" for Ohio students with developmental disabilities. But few students are in such top-notch programs - which make them much more likely to be employed after they move into the adult world, advocates and researchers say.
Dennis said students who move on to fulfilling lives often have determined advocates. "One of the most critical variables is, 'Does somebody care?'"
Ruttledge, the federal commissioner, said there's broad agreement that transition services belong at the forefront of disabilities-employment policy.
"Most of the discussion now is, 'Let's focus on transition and youth,'" she said during a recent trip to Columbus. "They see themselves as being employed. Young people have taken a bite of that apple."
Daniel Coffey's next planned stop is a supported job in the community - he's not yet ready to work alone for hours at a time - earning the full minimum wage. He loves to mow and likely will take a spot on a landscaping crew. Coffey also has begun meeting with potential roommates to share an apartment.
Sometimes, it's all a bit overwhelming, and he gets cranky, longing for a road trip with his brother or a visit to a thrift store "so I can buy a bunch of crap I don't really need."
But Coffey admits to feeling better when he has a job to do.
"I love doing laundry," he said as he loaded an industrial dryer - stopping to show off the giant lint bin - at Ohio State. "My mom says I like it so much that I'd wash all the time. Whether the clothes are dirty or not."

Feeble-mindedFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe term feeble-minded was used from the late nineteenth century in Great Britain, Europe and the United States to refer to a specific type of "mental deficiency". At the time, mental deficiency was an umbrella term, which encompassed all degrees of educational and social deficiency. Within the concept of mental deficiency, researchers established a hierarchy, ranging from idiocy, at the most severe end of the scale; to imbecility, at the median point; and to feeble-mindedness at the highest end of functioning. The latter was conceived of as a form of high-grade mental deficiency.[1]
The development of the ranking system of mental deficiency has been attributed to Sir Charles Trevelyan in 1876, and was associated with the rise of eugenics.Jack LondonJack London published a short story, "Told in the Drooling Ward" (1914), which describes inmates at a California institution for the "feeble-minded." He narrates the story from the point of view of a self-styled "high-grade feeb". The California Home for the Care and Training of Feeble-minded Children, now the Sonoma Developmental Center, was located near the Jack London Ranch in Glen Ellen, California.





Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth (this is property of CML)Ohio History Central

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Children with Down’s Syndrome
On April 17, 1857, the Ohio government established the Ohio Asylum for the Education of Idiotic and Imbecile Youth. Over its history, the organization went by several different names, including the Institution for the Education of Idiotic and Imbecile Youth (1878-1881), the Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth (1881-1945), the Columbus State School (1945-1970), the Columbus State Institute (1970-1980), and the Columbus Developmental Center (1980-present). It was most commonly referred to as the Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth. Located in Columbus, Ohio, the institution rented several buildings on East Main Street. In the first year of the Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth’s existence, nine students enrolled. By the third year, the institution began to average between forty and fifty students every year.
Due to the institution’s success, the Ohio legislature authorized the construction of an actual campus for the school. Completed in 1868, the institution soon enrolled more than three hundred students. On November 18, 1881, a fire struck the school, destroying several of the buildings. The six hundred students escaped unharmed. The Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth rebuilt the destroyed buildings and enrollment skyrocketed to 1,100 students in 1900. Eventually, the institution developed branches across Ohio.
The Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth enrolled both boys and girls. These children struggled in the public schools of their own communities, and the institution gave the children a chance to enroll in a more supervised and stringent setting. The Institution for Feeble-Minded Youth also provided the children with vocational training, with the boys working on a farm owned by the school and the girls performing domestic duties. This institution helped provide students with various learning and social problems with the skills necessary to lead productive lives





















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