Within today’s contemporary society the aid provided by social workers to people with disabilities has become invaluable in not only helping them to be functioning members of society. But also to help the families of those disabled both financially and through programs which can help disabled individuals acclimate within their own communities. Towards this they have pursued legislation which not only protects the rights of the disabled. But also provide them with the opportunities non disabled individuals enjoy.
Additionally, programs which have increased the awareness of the public towards the difficulties faced by disabled people have also been invaluable in achieving these goals. Like other special populations many social institutions provide employment opportunities for disabled individuals and also gives them access to programs where they can receive the rehabilitative treatment they require (Patchner, 2005).