Discrimination Effected Disabled Children’s Self-Esteem
The CRPD defines disability as a long-term impairment that interferes with an individual’s ability to participate fully in society. In this study, we examined how society’s discrimination of disabled children affected their self-esteem of others. Our results show that there are systemic barriers that prevent people with disabilities from being fully accepted by society. Although these barriers can be removed through legislation and policy changes, they are often not enough to fully address the social issues that prevent full inclusion.
The social model of disability discrimination the six types of barriers that a disabled person faces in society. Each type of barrier involves a combination of expertise, collaboration, advocacy, and legal backing. We can all play a role in educating ourselves about these barriers. The first type of barrier, known as attitude barrier, is caused by individual attitudes toward disabled people. People see an individual’s impairment, not their ability. This attitude leads to stigmatization and bullying.
The ADA has been helpful in addressing many of these problems. The aim of the Convention is to remove the barriers that hinder the participation of people with disabilities. This includes social, family, and educational opportunities. It also aims to eradicate discrimination and eliminate the stigma associated with mental disabilities. One fundamental right recognized in the Convention is suited accommodation. This is a right that organizations need to acknowledge in their policies.
Another important part of the study was the measurement of social distance. The study revealed that the more social distance between two people, the lower the perceived approval of that behavior. Disadvantaged people, however, were also less likely to report experiencing high levels of discrimination. In contrast, youth with disabilities reported low levels of social exclusion. While the study found that most disabled people reported experiencing low levels of discrimination, some were subjected to discriminatory attitudes by their peers.
How Society’s Discrimination Effected Disabled Children’s Self-Esteem
In addition to assessing the effectiveness of educational programs, youth with disabilities should be provided with information about how society discriminates them. These efforts should also target educators, administrators, and social workers who work with people with disabilities. The latter group should be targeted with messages about deinstitutionalization and inclusion. The former group should be able to provide a positive environment for disabled people. This will help to mitigate the negative effects of discrimination and promote well-being.
Mental disabilities are a pervasive, global issue. They affect 8% of the population. People with mental disabilities experience multiple levels of inequality and discrimination. While formal equality should be the starting point for addressing mental disabilities, substantive equality must follow. Discrimination and social exclusion in many areas are correlated with structural factors that increase the risk of disability and affect the course of the disability. Therefore, it is imperative to integrate mental disability into national and regional development programs.
The lack of basic services for disabled children has led to a lack of education, meal programs, and assistive technology. Similarly, they are denied access to WASH programs and recreation programs. Moreover, inaccessible environments, inadequate transportation, and unavailability of assistive technologies create barriers to full inclusion. And because many of these barriers are structural, it is important to build community awareness of and commitment to change in these areas.