General question about persons with
developmental/cognitive disabilities and about the legal system
Cognitive disability = mental process of knowing, including awareness, perception, reasoning, judgement and learning
Communication disability = physical involvement that impairs ones ability to convey information and ideasCognitive disability-person with a cognitive disability has greater difficulty with one or more types of mental tasks than the average person.
Guest speaker was Michelle Lee- Hawaii disability Rights Center - est 1977 Federal funded , state mandated Protect the legal rights for people with disabilities
Michelle responds to complaints from disabled in the areas of: In care homes, In hospitals, In schools Programs “easter seals” Employment - EXp. county of Hawaii
Mental health wards- dont think they should be there
Disability Defined = A functional limitation that effects the capacity for self careDisability Act 1995 Give people rights in the area of EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, ACCESS TO FACILITIES/SERVICES