Cultural Disability Readiness: The Upcoming Landscape. Are we Ready?

By Justine Pawlukewicz.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This paper addresses the issues of societal preparation intended for the upcoming
population increase of persons with disabilities. Due to technology and longevity, concerns of stigma, self-identity, finances, accessibility and health care is explored. Appreciation of universal design, educated professionals and caregivers are identified. Recommendations to promote a more just and inclusive, society is encouraged.

Keywords: Americans With Disability Act, Universal Design, Assisted Technology Deinstitutionalization, Baby Boomer

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp.119-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 607.568KB).

Dr. Justine Pawlukewicz

Associate Professor/Chairperson, Human Services, The City University of New York, New York, New York, USA

Dr. Justine Pawlukewicz is the Human Services Department Chairperson and Associate Professor at The City University of New York (CUNY)-NYC College of Technology. She also teaches at the CUNY Graduate Center in the Disability Studies Program. In addition she has published in peer reviewed journals, presented at regional, national and international conferences, co-hosted a cable TV show on mental health issues and is a member of multiple advisory boards throughout the metropolitan area. She has been a clinical licensed social worker since 1981, supervised mental health and addiction clinics and currently practices psychotherapy in New Jersey. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees in social work from New York University.

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