Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminar by Andy Imparato, Esq.
Understanding a Disability Rights Frame in Policy Conversations about Neuroscience and Disabilities
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Biotechnology Auditorium Room 1111 (425 Henry Mall), Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
The disability rights movement begins with the proposition that disability is a natural part of the human experience and that society needs to adjust to the needs of people with disabilities so that they can participate fully in their communities with no discrimination. Science sometimes begin with the proposition that neurological disabilities are suboptimal abnormalities that need to be diagnosed, treated and ameliorated with evidence-based interventions. Can these two views live in harmony?