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Disability in the Medieval Period

Choose the right answer! Question: In the Medieval Period, people with disabilities were: A. Institutionalized to protect the social order. B. Living in their local communities. C. Living in religious convents and monasteries to be 'cured'. D. None of the above. Click on the headline above to read the answer and to learn more about disability in the Medieval Period.
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Musicians with disabilities

Choose the right answer! Question: Musicians who have disabilities make reference to disability in their lyrics: A. Frequently. B. Often. C. On occasion. D. Almost never. Click on the headline above to learn more about musicians with disabilities.
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HIV/AIDS

People with disabilities worldwide are disproportionately at risk of contracting HIV because they are: A) At higher risk of being a victim of violent sexual or physical abuse. B) Less informed about the risks of HIV due to limited education and literacy. C) Assumed to not be sexually active. D) All of the above. E) None of the above. Click on the headline above to learn the answer and to learn more about HIV/AIDS.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Question: The 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A) challenged the traditional medical model of psychiatric hospitals B) challenged the use of psychotropic medications to control behavior C) challenged the concepts of 'normalcy' and 'insanity' D) all of the above E) none of the above Click the headline above for the answer and to learn more about One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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Deinstitutionalization

Question: True or False? Because of the Omstead decision, people with disabilities are being forced to leave institutions even if they want to stay. Click on the headline above to learn the answer.

NYC takes first Steps to reducing solitary confinement

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Reports Show Pervasive Disability Discrimination in Transplant Decisions

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Feds Grant First Exemption for Deaf Commercial Truck Drivers

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Disability and Poverty in Australia

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