Southern California Disabilities and Homeless Populations Paper

Populations Affected by Disabilities

1-Differentiate between medical model and social construct definitions for disability

2-Compare and contrast short- and long-term, health-related, disabling conditions

3-Discuss key federal legislation applicable to people with disabilities

4-Identify selected health care and social issues that influence the ability of people with disabilities to live and thrive in the community


READ – Textbook (pp. 403-428)

  • activities of daily living (ADLs), p. 410
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), p. 414
  • children with disabilities (CWD), p. 418
  • disability, p. 405
  • functional activities, p. 410
  • handicap, p. 405
  • impairment, p. 405
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), p. 413
  • instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), p. 410
  • intellectual disability (ID), p. 409
  • people with disabilities (PWD), p. 405
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), p. 415
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI), p. 415

Homeless Populations

1-define homelessness

2-Identify demographic characteristics of the homeless population and subpopulations

3-Which are the three factors that contribute to homelessness?

4-Which are the major health problems among various homeless aggregates?


READ – Textbook (pp. 429-442)

  • Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), p. 432
  • Chronically homeless, p. 439
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth (ECHY), p. 433
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST), p. 438
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