Living in the 1980s: Legislative Support

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    Partners in Time
    Module 1 Getting Started+
    Unit 1 Getting Started
    Unit 2 How to Navigate the Course
    Unit 3 Minimum System Requirements
    Unit 4 Staying Safe on the Internet
    Unit 5 How Long the Course Takes
    Unit 6 Tips for Success
    Unit 7 What You'll Learn in the Course
    Unit 8 Overview of Six Modules
    Unit 9 Lessons, Assignments and Exercises
    Unit 10 Extra Help Along the Way
    Unit 11 Course Exams
    Unit 12 Certificate of Completion
    Unit 13 A Special Thanks to...
    Module 2 Learning Lessons from the Past+
    Unit 1 Module 2: Learning Lessons from the Past
    Unit 2 When History Repeats
    Unit 3 Breaking the Cycle
    Unit 4 Time and Again...and Again...and Again
    Unit 5 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Dehumanization and Devaluation
    Unit 6 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Exploitation
    Unit 7 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Segregation and Isolation
    Unit 8 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Ignorance
    Unit 9 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Abuse, Neglect and Homicide
    Unit 10 Time and Again...and Again...and Again: Resignation
    Unit 11 Exercise: Towards a Positive Future
    Unit 12 Exercise: Towards a Positive Future - Answer Key
    Unit 13 Module Conclusion
    Module 3 Ancient Times to 1949+
    Unit 1 Module 3: Ancient Times to 1949
    Unit 2 Embracing Our Shared Past
    Unit 3 Living with a Disability
    Unit 4 Living with a Disability: Institutions Emerge
    Unit 5 Living with a Disability: Life in the Shadows
    Unit 6 Living with a Disability: Scientific Segregation
    Unit 7 Educating People with Disabilities
    Unit 8 Educating People with Disabilities: From School to Asylum
    Unit 9 Educating People with Disabilities: The Growth of Special Education
    Unit 10 Work: The Final Frontier
    Unit 11 Work: The Final Frontier - Elizabethan Poor Laws
    Unit 12 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines
    Unit 13 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines - Answer Key
    Unit 14 ChangeMaker: Dorothea Lynde Dix
    Unit 15 ChangeMaker: Alfred Binet
    Unit 16 ChangeMakers: The Kennedy Family
    Unit 17 Module Conclusion
    Unit 18 Exam #1
    Unit 19 Exam #1: Answer Key
    Module 4 1950 to 1979+
    Unit 1 Module 4: 1950 to 1979
    Unit 2 The Times They Are A'Changing
    Unit 3 The Times They Are A'Changing: Life Beyond the Institution
    Unit 4 The Times They Are A'Changing: The Parent Movement
    Unit 5 The Times They Are A'Changing: A Driving Force
    Unit 6 The Times They Are A'Changing: Patient or Person?
    Unit 7 The Times They Are A'Changing: From Cure to Teaching
    Unit 8 The Times They Are A'Changing: The Normalization Concept
    Unit 9 Life in the 1950s: Alone Against the World
    Unit 10 Life in the 1950s: Alone Against the World - Institutions Continue to Grow
    Unit 11 The 1950s: Special Education Expands
    Unit 12 The 1950s: Special Education Expands - Using the Courts
    Unit 13 The 1950s: Getting to Work
    Unit 14 The 1950s: Getting to Work - When Education Ends
    Unit 15 The 1950s: Getting to Work - Landlord and Employer
    Unit 16 The 1960s: Basic Rights for All
    Unit 17 The 1960s: Basic Rights for All - Pressures to Reform
    Unit 18 The 1960s: Basic Rights for All - Smaller Institutions
    Unit 19 The 1960s: Basic Rights for All - Community Services
    Unit 20 The 1960s: Basic Rights for All - A Glimpse of the Future
    Unit 21 The 1960s: Full Speed Ahead for Special Ed
    Unit 22 The 1960s: Full Speed Ahead for Special Ed - The Placement Debate
    Unit 23 The 1960s: Full Speed Ahead for Special Ed - Special Education and the War on Poverty
    Unit 24 The 1960s: Expanding Employment Options
    Unit 25 The 1960s: Expanding Employment Options - Day Programs Continue Expansion
    Unit 26 The 1960s: Expanding Employment Options - Equal Opportunities, Unequal Wages
    Unit 27 The 1960s: Expanding Employment Options - A New Agenda
    Unit 28 The 1970s: A New View
    Unit 29 The 1970s: A New View - Support from the Courts
    Unit 30 The 1970s: A New View - Reducing the Size of Institutions
    Unit 31 The 1970s: A New View - Independent Living Becomes a Reality
    Unit 32 The 1970s: FAPE, LREs and IEPs
    Unit 33 The 1970s: FAPE, LREs and IEPs - Parents Work for Change
    Unit 34 The 1970s: FAPE, LREs and IEPs - The Court Sets the Standard
    Unit 35 The 1970s: FAPE, LREs and IEPs - Mainstreaming
    Unit 36 The 1970s: FAPE, LREs and IEPs - Innovative Approaches
    Unit 37 The 1970s: The Readiness Model Prevails
    Unit 38 The 1970s: The Readiness Model Prevails - Try Another Way
    Unit 39 The 1970s: The Readiness Model Prevails - Applying the 13th Amendment
    Unit 40 The 1970s: The Readiness Model Prevails - Legislative Support
    Unit 41 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines
    Unit 42 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines - Answer Key
    Unit 43 ChangeMakers: The Courts - Justice Prevails
    Unit 44 ChangeMaker: Burton Blatt
    Unit 45 ChangeMakers: Rosemary and Gunnar Dybwad
    Unit 46 ChangeMaker: Marc Gold
    Unit 47 The Times They Are A'Changing
    Unit 48 Exam #2
    Unit 49 Exam #2: Answer Key
    Module 5 1980 to 2005-
    Unit 1 Module 5: 1980 to 2005
    Unit 2 The Times: 1980 to 2005
    Unit 3 The Times: 1980 to 2005 - Challenging Man-Made Obstacles
    Unit 4 The Times: 1980 to 2005 - Activism and Self-Advocacy
    Unit 5 The Times: 1980 to 2005 - Advances in Technology
    Unit 6 Living in the 1980s
    Unit 7 Living in the 1980s: Legislative Support
    Unit 8 Living in the 1980s: Smaller Settings Grow Dramatically
    Unit 9 Living in the 1980s: A Glimmer of Hope: Home Ownership On the Horizon
    Unit 10 Living in the 1980s: The Growth of Family Supports
    Unit 11 Learning in the 1980s
    Unit 12 Learning in the 1980s: A New View
    Unit 13 Learning in the 1980s: What is Integration?
    Unit 14 Working in the 1980s: Supported Employment Takes Hold
    Unit 15 Working in the 1980s: Sheltered Centers Continue to Thrive
    Unit 16 Working in the 1980s: Unequal Pay, Equal Work
    Unit 17 Working in the 1980s: Legislative Support
    Unit 18 The 1990s: An Era of Sweeping Change
    Unit 19 Living in the 1990s
    Unit 20 Living in the 1990s: Closing the Institutions
    Unit 21 Living in the 1990s: Family Support Continues to Grow
    Unit 22 Living in the 1990s: Homeownership - The American Dream Opens
    Unit 23 Living in the 1990s: The Olmstead Decision
    Unit 24 Learning in the 1990s
    Unit 25 Learning in the 1990s: IDEA '97
    Unit 26 Learning in the 1990s: Full Inclusion is Advocated
    Unit 27 Working in the 1990s: Supported Employment Continues to Grow
    Unit 28 Working in the 1990s: Natural Supports
    Unit 29 Working in the 1990s: Transition Challenges Continue
    Unit 30 Living in 2000 and Beyond
    Unit 31 Living in 2000 and Beyond: Innovation Brings New Freedoms
    Unit 32 Living in 2000 and Beyond: Implementing the Olmstead Decision
    Unit 33 Learning in 2000 and Beyond
    Unit 34 Working in 2000 and Beyond
    Unit 35 Working in 2000 and Beyond: Self-Employment - The Wave of the Future
    Unit 36 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines
    Unit 37 Exercise: Ripped from the Headlines - Answer Key
    Unit 38 ChangeMaker: People First
    Unit 39 ChangeMaker: Ed Roberts
    Unit 40 ChangeMaker: Madelaine C. Will
    Unit 41 ChangeMaker: The Media
    Unit 42 Module Conclusion
    Unit 43 Exam #3
    Unit 44 Exam #3: Answer Key
    Module 6 Vision for a Brighter Future+
    Unit 1 Module 6: Vision for a Brighter Future
    Unit 2 Exercise: Describing Your Ideal Future
    Unit 3 Technology: The Wave of the Future
    Unit 4 What is Assistive Technology?
    Unit 5 Breaking Barriers: Accessing AT
    Unit 6 Assistive Technology or Accommodation?
    Unit 7 Assignment: Assistive Technology in Action
    Unit 8 Let's Get Started
    Unit 9 Envisioning a Better Future: Housing - Vision for the Future
    Unit 10 Envisioning a Better Future: Housing - In Their Own Words...
    Unit 11 Reality Check: Housing
    Unit 12 Assignment: What's Your Vision for Housing?
    Unit 13 Envisioning a Better Future: Learning
    Unit 14 Envisioning a Better Future: Learning - In Their Own Words...
    Unit 15 Reality Check: Learning
    Unit 16 Assignment: What's Your Vision for Learning?
    Unit 17 Envisioning a Better Future: Working
    Unit 18 Envisioning a Better Future: Working - In Their Own Words...
    Unit 19 Reality Check: Working
    Unit 20 Assignment: What's Your Vision for Working?
    Unit 21 Envisioning a Better Future: Living
    Unit 22 Envisioning a Better Future: Living - In Their Own Words...
    Unit 23 Reality Check: Living
    Unit 24 Assignment: What's Your Vision for Living?
    Unit 25 Envisioning a Better Future: Leading
    Unit 26 Envisioning a Better Future: Leading - In Their Own Words...
    Unit 27 Reality Check: Leading
    Unit 28 Assignment: What's Your Vision as a Leader?
    Unit 29 You're Not Alone
    Unit 30 ChangeMaker: Tom Nerney
    Unit 31 ChangeMakers: Pioneers in Positive Behavioral Supports
    Unit 32 ChangeMakers: Julie and Katie Beckett
    Unit 33 ChangeMakers: Pioneers in Futures Planning
    Unit 34 Course Conclusion
    Unit 35 Partners in Time Feedback
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