Essay Aging and Disability Worksheet

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Aging and Disability Worksheet
Part 1
Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population 1. Health 2. Job security 3. Lack of respect from the younger youth 1. What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?
Ageism is a negative bias against a person or group of people on the grounds of age. Ageism or age discrimination is stereotyping against individuals or groups because of their age. It is usually focused on two targets: young adults and older adults, but it can affect any employee of any age. It shows in many researches that women are likely to experience the effect of such action before the age of 21 and the age of 40, as with men that are under the age of 18 and over the age of 50.
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Back in the early years, people who had disabilities were placed in institutions by the government and even by family members, because they might not have been able to handle someone that has a disability. Most of the time these people with a disability where forgot about also. Many of them where abused, mistreated. But now, they have programs to help family members take care of the loved ones. And now the disabled are not overlooked as much as they use to be. People are helping out to make sure the disabled can function with every day activates. In most situations now, everyone is becoming equal. Still there is more to come over for it to be done the right way (‎).

4. What are some unique circumstances or issues encountered by people with disabilities?

As I have been reading, I have found that many friends, neighbors and strangers may react negative to someone that is disabled. Many are stared at and even ignored. A big issue that they dealt with was getting the special help they needed to survive. Before ADA was passed, many with disabilities found it very difficult to find a job and even keep the job they have. I have seen were a disabled would found it hard to park in a handicap parking space because someone that wasn’t handicap would park in the spot. There are many issues that people with disabilities have encountered, but with dedication we can make them feel part