Unit 8 Assignment

 Please be sure to answer each question fully and include references to your textbook and at least 2 supplemental resources. Each response should be at least 500 words in length. 


  1. What specific challenges do older adults face? According to Congress and Gonzales how do race, class, or gender identity affect these challenges? What factors do human services providers need to pay specific attention to when assessing older clients?



  1. According to Connolly and Ward why is it important for a rights-supportive approach to disability practice? Be sure to discuss normalization and person-centered approaches, which embody the values of a human rights approach to disability. Why are choice and empowerment an important aspect of disability practice? How does it further assist the individual in living to their fullest potential?