Youth with Disabilities: Disability History
A group of seventh grade students from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas, created this site for the National History Day competition; they won first place in their region and second place at the national level.
This site serves as a comprehensive, online archive of documents related to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). You can find the text of the law, legislative history, congressional hearings, Supreme Court cases, federal regulations, and other materials.
This virtual exhibit is presented by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities offers this history lesson, which looks at the experiences of people with disabilities from ancient through modern times. "Parallels in Time Part 2" focuses on the period from 1950 through 2005.
This extensive virtual museum was developed in cooperation between People Inc. and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation. It features sections on disability in the media, society, and medicine.
DSHP is a participatory community history project.
This virtual exhibit, based on a New York State Museum exhibit, chronicles the lives and experiences of residents of the Willard Psychiatric Center.
This collection of materials chronicles the eugenics movement in America, which sought to eliminate "genetically unfit" people from the population.
This monograph, by Chava Willig Levy, was published by the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/lL) at the University of Kansas.