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Films like the Crip Camp are significant because they highlight how individuals with
diverse disabilities feel and the challenges they confront in everyday life. The video
provides viewers a peek of the handicapped revolution in the United States and what they
went through to assure the formation of the disability legislation we have today.
The Crip Camp is a documentary on the history of individuals with disabilities in the United
States. Following the success of the summer camp for disabled youngsters, a group of its
alumni chooses to join the radical disability rights movement in order to push for historic
legislative reforms. The documentary offers a boisterous, exuberant, and at times
unsettling take on Heumann and the history of the disability movement.
Several of the characters in the film were disabled. Judith Heumann, James Lebretch,
Denise Sherer Jacobson, and Al Levy are among the documentary's main characters. Based
on the documentary, these people interacted well with other disabled persons in their
camps. They got along well and could detect what others could not in the society. They did
not mind if their colleagues could not hear, speak, or walk. Some of them fell in love, which
was supposed to be impossible because they we considered as non-sexual. Through these
discussions, they were able to communicate their feelings and identify challenges in their
families and communities.
The treatment of disabled individuals in the film is stereotyped and prejudiced. Many of the
people in the film were perceived by parents and others in the community as weak and
incapable of making personal decisions, which made them feel terrible. Historically,
handicapped people have been stereotyped in a variety of ways. People regard them as
pitiful and melancholy; evil or wicked; sad yet brave; amusing; burdens/outcasts; non-
sexual; and incapable of completely participating in daily life. The protagonists contended
that they are not powerless and that they can make decisions about their life.
The film depicts how the community was designed to exclude persons with disabilities.
Notably, people with disabilities had trouble getting around San Francisco and other areas
they visited. Furthermore, the building was inaccessible because to worldwide staircases.
Wheelchairs must be able to traverse stairwells with boards. They were concerned about
their ability to navigate busy, crowded, and visually-oriented circumstances. While pulling
his wheelchair, James recalls having to drag himself up the steps. Physical barriers that the
disabled confront include accessible restrooms, lockable wheelchair ramps, and step-free
establishments. Access to public transportation and bus stops is essential for those with
impairments.
The video also highlights a lack of diversity in educational settings, which is a notable
observation. Judith described how a past school's principal refused to enroll her due to a
medical condition she was facing at the time. It was also revealed to her how, six years
later, she was permitted to return to school, but she had to study in the basement while the
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other students studied up the stairway. They needed to be led to the meeting by a
physically challenged kid. This was a significant difficulty for me as a youngster growing up
in the United States, and it remained a problem until inclusive education became a reality
in our educational institutions. Most schools were forced to modify buildings and hallways
so that they were accessible to all of their student populations.
All of the disabled people in the documentary claimed that their civil rights as American
citizens had been violated because of their disability. They were all fighting for the same
cause: to be afforded the same privileges to attend general education institutions as other
students. They also desired that the government rebuild cities so that they could travel
around as freely as the rest of the populace. The government, on the other hand, seemed
unconcerned about their situation. Even after the legislation guaranteeing disabled persons
the same rights as others was passed, President Nixon vetoed it because he was concerned
that the government would be compelled to spend millions of dollars reconstructing cities
for a tiny number of individuals who were not necessary.
The most crucial item that has had a substantial impact on my life is the awareness that
youthful ideas may lead to dramatic, world-changing results. Judith and other disabled
people want to live in a society where they are accepted for whom and what they are, even
though they are still teenagers. At the end of the film, a number of prior campers reunite at
the camp's unappealing new location. Something more is obvious to them, as it will be to
you. What I cannot help but question is why it took the government so long to adopt the
disability equality law, which has benefited disabled people to this day.
It is an essential component of healthcare professionals' jobs to treat patients who have
physical or mental limitations. Notably, the treatment they receive is often more
specialized since they have distinct needs when compared to other individuals. It is
important to highlight, however, that care for a patient with cerebral palsy differs from
care for a patient who is deaf, or epileptic. Individuals with cognitive disabilities made up a
large share of those portrayed in the documentary. Some had catastrophic brain injury and
Down syndrome, while others had autism spectrum disorders.
Patients who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may experience memory,
comprehension, and cognitive function problems. This group of people may benefit from
personalized reminders such as written lists or notes as well as technological alarms to
remind them of important tasks such as taking medication or checking their blood glucose
levels. Assist the patient in overcoming hurdles to independence and, wherever feasible,
make use of the patient's primary caregiver.
Down syndrome is associated with delays in cognitive and physical development. Because
each patient has unique abilities and limitations, their care should be personalized to them.
Down syndrome can have an effect on a person's brain. Discuss the patient's home life and
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baseline functionality with him or her and his or her caregiver to acquire a feel of their
needs. A healthcare practitioner must accept the possibility that these patients have been
slandered and insulted their entire lives. Thus they should respect them and their family,
and avoid speaking down to them. A health practitioner should maintain eye contact and a
pleasant demeanor, and recognize that some people are apprehensive about going to the
doctor. They should also maintain open communication and show that the patient's
thoughts and concerns are important. It is important to note that Autistic patients might be
difficult to care for in the hospital. A lot of autistic kids and adults have trouble expressing
their feelings. They may start humming or pacing. Determine what has worked in the past
to pacify the sufferer with respect and patience.

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