Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 on people with mental illness
by Melkumyan, Vladimir, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 65; 1523167
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this thesis was to present a policy analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of2008. Particular emphasis was placed on the legislation's protections for people with mental illness. Specifically, this project used David Gil's analytic framework to assess the strengths and limitations of the policy and its impact on social work clients and society as a whole The analysis demonstrates that there have been many positive changes since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and more are expected under the ADAAA. However, the analysis also suggests that there remain many issues and unintended consequences concerning people with mental disability, including access problems for minorities. By revealing these issues that must be dealt with, this analysis clearly indicates the importance of commitment to social justice and cultural competence in social work practice. The recommendations for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Mayers Pasztor, Eileen, Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American studies, Mental health, Social work
Keywords: Act of 2008, Amendments, Disabilities
Publication Number: 1523167
ISBN: 978-1-303-20355-8
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