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Thinking About Disability: Implications for Practice

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posted on 2024-01-03, 03:52 authored by Christine BigbyChristine Bigby

This chapter considers the diversity of people with disabilities, highlighting their common experiences of significant social disadvantage on all social indicators. It introduces different theoretical models for understanding disability, comparing and contrasting the orientation of each and implications for providing support services for people with disabilities. It reviews the relative merits of each approach for informing practice that furthers quality of life and highlights the drawbacks of reliance on any one model. It provides an overview of the rights-based aims of contemporary disability policy and the broad contours of individualised funding models such as the NDIS, the social demographics of people with disability and the eight domains of quality of life which form the framework for the book.

It proposes the need for Both/And thinking in disability practice and the dangers of using As If as a device for obscuring difference.

History

Publication Date

2024-01-01

Book Title

Disability Practice: Safeguarding Quality Service Delivery

Editors

Bigby C Hough A

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Place of publication

Singapore

Pagination

30p. (p. 9-38)

ISBN-13

978-981-99-6142-9

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© The Author(s) 2024. This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this chapter are included in the chapter’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the chapter’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.

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