Compare & Contrast two CURRENT events about disability

After reading the “Final Paper Instructions below, Prepare a short (one-to-three paragraphs) Proposal of what two current events about disability you will write about, including your intended sources from internet, course materials, readings, and any supplemental resources you choose.  

Then, due on 12/12/14, you will submit the 4-8 page Final Paper based on your approved Proposal.  

Examples of Project attached, here (this is not the example of proposal, but FINAL PAPER examples): 

Compare & Contrast EXAMPLE 

Compare and Contrast EXAMPLE 2 

Final Paper Instructions:

  • Compare/contrast at least 2 (two) current events in disability, selected by you, from a reliable news internet source, applying some information about disability history and rights.

The goal of this assignment is to show how disability rights and history in America has changed your perception.  You will demonstrate this through your analysis of the two current events.  I will be looking for history behind the ADA and ADAA, the concepts of Universal Design and Inclusive Education, or multicultural analysis of disability rights as a civil rights movement, for example.

Please be certain that your two current events are from within the last year.  Please include links in Proposal for my review.  Also, in order to compare/contrast two current events, you will need to identify both their similarities AND differences, include information from chapters I’ve attached below, which can include the perspective of the author, the outcome of the event, or the perspective of the PWDs involved or the broader disability community, as represented by the texts, for example.

A note on References: You *must* use at least 3 citations from the textbook (Shapiro) attached.

**Chapters attached here from course textbook by Shapiro:

Ch. 1- No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Shapiro 

Ch. 2 – No Pity: People with Disabilites…. by Shapiro 

Ch. 3 – No Pity: People with Disabilities…. by Shapiro 


Format Requirements for Paper:

Font = 12 point; Arial or Times New Roman.  Line spacing 2.0.  If you do not adhere to this format, points will be deducted.

The paper will be 4-8 pages in length not including the Bibliography/references section.

Please use in-text citations in American Psychological Association (APA) style, as shown in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Be sure to use appropriate language; do NOT use colloquial language; this is an official written assignment.

Grammar and spelling are important to this assignment.

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