Editors

Dmitri N. Shalin

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

The Social Health of Nevada: Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State

Publisher

UNLV: Center for Democratic Culture Publications

First page number:

1

Last page number:

53

Abstract

For ages, people with disabilities faced hardship and condescension from the general public. As recently as the 19th century, individuals with serious physical or mental issues were singled out for pity, shunned by society, and urged to accept their afflictions as God’s will. The government offered no assistance to the impaired, relying instead on almsgiving by religious institutions and philanthropic organizations.

Keywords

Autism; Disabilities; People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc.

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Medicine and Health | Sociology

Language

English


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