DisabiltiyModels

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Disability Models in the Western World Peggy Church, Director Disability Resource Center
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Four Western Models Deviant—Pre Industrial Times Medical—Industrial Era (Capitalism) Transitional—Civil Rights Era Equity/Social Justice—21 st Century
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Progression of Disability Models Medical Model Civil Rights/ Transitional Model Deviant Model Equity Model
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Deviant Model Society PWD
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Medical Model Society PWD
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Civil Rights/Transitional Model Society PWD
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Equity Model PWD and Society
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Normalcy No measurement of “normal”; individual differences exist Powerful majority group creates “normal” Concept challenged; disability is created by culture not condition of individual Individual differences valued; growing population of people along continuum of disabilities/abilities
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Attitudes PWD is evil; blamed for circumstances PWD is the impairment; inferior PWD has right to participate in community PWD is equal participant; autonomous
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