Unequal rights : discrimination against people with mental disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act /

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Author / Creator:Stefan, Susan.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2001.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 405 pages) : forms
Series:The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Subject:United States. -- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (United States)
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Mental health laws -- United States.
Discrimination, Psychological.
Mentally Ill Persons -- legislation & jurisdiction
Discrimination against the mentally ill -- Law and legislation.
Mental health laws.
United States.
United States.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11163434
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Looks at how the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses or fails to address the world of discrimination for 2 groups of individuals with mental disabilities: (1) those who are part of mainstream America--successful actors, politicians, lawyers, and writers who report that other people minimize or refuse to believe their struggles and symptoms; and (2) those who are publicly identified as "mentally ill" by being institutionalized or on public disability benefits who report that they are considered totally incapable of any kind of achievement. The author examines ADA cases in a variety of areas, from private insurance and professional discipline to disability benefits and institutionalization. The common thread underlying discrimination is the failure to recognize that mental disabilities involve a continuing struggle that can--and often does--coexist with achievement and success. This book is a resource for lawyers, people with mental disabilities, therapists, and anyone who seeks to understand the full impact of disability law. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Other form:Print version: Stefan, Susan. Unequal rights. 1st ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2001 1557986819