Policy Analysis paper for Disabilities Studies – Human Diversity and Human Rights

In this assignment, you will be asked to analyze a US or international policy related to disability using the steps outlined below. This can be an issue of ongoing political debate or an issue that has not yet gained the attention of policy makers.
A policy analysis defines the problem or issue at hand, describes its background and provides a balanced assessment of options that policy makers could pursue to resolve the problem.

  1. Introduction and statement of scope of problem: Whether the issue is expanded health care, improved educational achievement, or more effective and efficient transportation options (to name just a few), you should identify a specific issue and articulate why it is important for disabled people. Articulate its importance with respect to human rights as discussed throughout the quarter.
  2. Discussion of past policy proposals and actions: Outline previous efforts, if any, to address the problem. To detail the issue and any prior policy responses, you should use a range of sources, including books, articles from scholarly journals, previous policy analyses, government reports, legislative materials and news articles. Summarize the results of prior policy efforts and identify the major stakeholders.
  3. Discussion of implications of the problem: What happens if the problem is not effectively addressed?
  4. Identify a set of policy options. What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of each?
  5. Recommend a policy action, based on your analysis of a set of alternatives. Articulate reasons, supported by facts and evidence, why the policy proposal you have chosen would be the best avenue for addressing the problem in question.

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