This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores ethical, legal, and policy issues of people with disabilities, and is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which examines topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialistsset out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Biographies of Key Contributors in the Field

Biographies of key contributors in the field

Many individuals have made significant contributions to the study and development of disability ethics, law, and policy. The biographical sketches in this chapter, presented in alphabetical order, profile some of those individuals and their contributions.

Adrienne Asch

American Bioethicist Specializing in Issues of Reproductive Ethics and Disability

Adrienne Asch attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1969. During her undergraduate years, she was an active participant in the antiwar and civil rights protests of the era. Asch pursued graduate study at Columbia University, earning a master's degree in social work in 1973. Afterward, she worked for the New York State Division of Human Rights, served on the New Jersey Bioethics ...

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