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The rights of people with mental disabilities

the authoritative ACLU guide to the rights of people with mental illness and mental retardation

by Robert M. Levy

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Mental health laws -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert M. Levy, Leonard S. Rubenstein.
      SeriesAn American Civil Liberties Union handbook
      ContributionsRubenstein, Leonard S., Ennis, Bruce J., 1941-, Friedman, Paul R.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF480 .L48 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 370 p. ;
      Number of Pages370
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL800122M
      ISBN 100809319896, 080931990X
      LC Control Number95036408

      This disability rights timeline lists events relating to the civil rights of people with disabilities in the United States of America, including court decisions, the passage of legislation, activists' actions, significant abuses of people with disabilities that illustrate their lack of civil rights at the time, and the founding of various organizations. The disability rights movement is a global social movement to secure equal opportunities and equal rights for all people with disabilities.. It is made up of organizations of disability activists, also known as disability advocates, around the world working together with similar goals and demands, such as: accessibility and safety in architecture, transportation, and the physical environment.

      State Laws Affecting the Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities. 1. STATE State Constitution/ Electoral Statutes: Persons Disqualified Guardianship/ Conservatorship Statutes Mental Health Statutes Developmental Disabilities/ Mental Retardation Statu tes ALABAMA No person who is mentally incompetent shall be qualified to vote, unless the. The ADA is a major civil rights law that prohibits discrimination of people with disabilities in many aspects of public life. The disability rights movement continues to work hard for equal rights. Organizations by and for people with disabilities have existed since the s. However, they exploded in popularity in the s.

      Disability is one of the most important issues in the contemporary society because stigmatization of people with disabilities contributed to the formation of biases and prejudices which put them into the disadvantageous position compared to people, who did not have problems of disability. Such biases and prejudices contributed to the discrimination of people with disabilities [ ]. The Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities 15 1. Only a Court Can Decide that Someone is Not Competent to Vote 15 2. A Voter with a Mental Disability Can Retain the Right to Vote or Have itRestored Under StateLaw 16 3. Voter Competence Requirements Can be .


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