Unequal Rights: Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities and the Americans With Disabilities Act (LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES)

An examination of discrimination against people with psychiatric disabilities and the impact of antidiscrimination laws on their lives, particularly as applicable to matters regarding insurance, child custody, institutionalization, and professional education and discipline. Stefan (law, University of Miami) considers free adults (text does not study children or prisoners) of varying levels of mental impairment, from

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An examination of discrimination against people with psychiatric disabilities and the impact of antidiscrimination laws on their lives, particularly as applicable to matters regarding insurance, child custody, institutionalization, and professional education and discipline. Stefan (law, University of Miami) considers free adults (text does not study children or prisoners) of varying levels of mental impairment, from “functional” authors and politicians who find their struggles minimized or not believed, to institutionalized individuals who are considered useless. For attorneys, therapists and people with mental disabilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Robert W. Smith says:

excellent Susan Stefan’s book, “Unequal Rights” is published by the American Psychological Association and, as such, it bears both the benefits (high quality) and liabilities (periodically it feels elementary and on occasion, she pushes the spheres of logic) of such a publication. It is written in an excellent, scholarly yet quite readable manner. It covers germane topics. It is an invaluable resource for targeted scholars, professionals, caregivers, and ADA clients. Overall, this is an excellent…

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