disability advocacy groups ): 25clear organization H u m a n i t i e s

disability advocacy groups ): 25clear organization H u m a n i t i e s

Disability Policy/Issue Paper (40% for paper; 5% for presentation; 35% for the paper):

Due December 1

You should choose a disability issue and do a review of literature on this issue. The paper should be 7 pages and include 5 citations. These citations can include policy reports, journal articles, and media reports. The analysis should integrate three disability theories and concepts discussed in the syllabus.

Your paper should study a disability issue, policy, or program, and analyze it based on key theoretical, conceptual, and politicalframeworks discussed over the course of the semester. Assignment must follow APA 2020 guidelines. The paper should include the following sections: introduction, scale and scope of the problem, barriers and challenges, current approaches and responses to the problem, and recommendations.

SWK 105 Final Paper- Interview Based

For your final paper, you have two options: a research paper based on literature and archival resources or a paper based on interviews and analysis. The paper must be 7-10 pages excluding the bibliography and abstract/cover page. The paper is worth 35% of the grade and the presentation is worth 5%. Due Date: December 15, 2020

This assignment should include:

  • 2-3 interviews (The analysis should integrate three disability theories and concepts discussed in the syllabus.)
  • -7-10 double-spaced pages long (excluding bibliography and cover page)

-4-5 citations

You may use the following types of sources as your citations:

  • Academic journal articles
  • Policy reports
  • Media reports
  • What are you planning to study/investigate—what is the research question/questions?
  • Overview of the issue
  • Discussion of existing literature, knowledge and background on the topic
  • Interviews, observation, self-analysis or narrative, online research.
  • You are required to interview 2-3 people, and if you are writing about yourself, then you need to incorporate one interview along with your narrative.
  • Relate those findings to the concepts: Theories and Models
  • Disability oppression and marginalization, social model, medical model, normalcy, stigma, culture, etc.
  • Societal, organizational, and/or policy change

Assignment Outline:

Introduction of the disability policy/service/program or issue to be explored

Literature and significance


Findings and analysis



Following assignment outline, creativity and original thinking: 25

Critical thinking and application of disability concepts and theories 25

Interviews, theories, and concepts integrated into well-developed analysis and arguments based on multiple sources of knowledge (academic articles, news media, policy reports and research including those developed by disability advocacy groups): 25

Clear organization, language, grammar, sentence structure and overall writing skills: 15

Following APA, MLA, or any other formatting standard, both in-text and bibliography 10

Powerpoint presentation of 5 to 7 minutes with research topic and key findings, 7-10 slides: 5 points (Presentation can follow paper heading sections above. Please upload presentations on Blackboard under Assignments in the Presentation section.)