The ADA, Disability, and Identity

Article cover showing JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association Reprint Article - viewpoint - The ADA, Disability, and Identity“…the ADA recognized that merely treating people with disabilities the same as people without disabilities would not achieve equal opportunity.”

Dan Goldstein co-authored an article that appeared in the June 9, 2015 Journal of the American Medical Association recognizing the 25th anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act and its civil rights approach to disability.  The article takes the ADA from its challenge of the all too prevalent views of U.S. society regarding people with disabilities, to what has happened over the last 25 years, and questions what lies ahead for the ADA in the next 25 years.