This powerful course traces the origins of social stereotypes and exclusionary policies that shaped the lives of people who have disabilities from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Topics presented with videos, questions and activities.
Understanding the origins of social attitudes toward people who have disabilities is a step toward eliminating stereotypes and exclusionary practices. Three main topics are addressed:
> The history of aesthetic perceptions
> The history of moral perceptions
> The history of economic perceptions
Audience: Special education teachers, parents, policy makers and residential and vocational support staff.
Video runtime: 27 minutes
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