Persons with Disabilities

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Persons with disabilities are faced with challenges that go beyond the average person, When they are sick or have something they are unable to communicate or how about legal issues. These issues require someone to speak up on their behalf, someone who will support them and look out for them in their best interest.
Advocacy is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support (The Free dictionary by Farlex, 2013).
Many face problems when it comes to advocating for people with disabilities because of the communication. Many who cannot communicate effectively are misunderstood. Because they cannot express themselves or they are at a level where they cannot explain their needs. This happens in all areas of their life. Then you have those who do not speak and are limited or do not know how to use sign language and those further threatened by not being able to sign or communicate. This causes the needs of those with disabilities to not to be met, affecting their well-being. This follows in their personal life, medical/health, and legal issues as well. The issue of needed advocacy and their needs properly met is a problem (Krahn & Campbell, 2013).
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This plan could help, certainly, the issues still would befall but these could aid the situation. Public health awareness requires appropriate data so it is followed and traced. The population monitored to aid in the tracing. Research must be done and followed, used to determine parameters and disparities. In addition, educating health workers, teachers, and direct care providers in the field of advocacy would benefit. Further education to our population with special needs of their rights not as a group but one on one and also teaching those who are capable of signing to learn. Teaching our special population and…...

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