The americans with disabilities act: A tool to combat poverty

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Statistics consistently demonstrate that people with disabilities are the poorest, least educated, and largest minority population in America. This article examines the employment provisions of Title I of the recently enacted Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its use in combating poverty for individuals with disabilities. The ADA in its entirety, and Title I in particular, is useful both as an advocacy and pedagogical tool to understand and alleviate poverty, oppression, and discrimination. Suggestions for infusing this content into the professional foundation curriculum are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-346
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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