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The Social Model
"Disabled People are Oppressed"
The social model of disability recognises that people with impairments are disabled by the barriers in society. Removing these barriers means starting with the belief that all human life is precious and deserving of love and support. No one can know the possibilities of a person's life before they have lived it.
All babies welcomed
A holistic approach to healthcare
'Carers' become assistants
Inclusion is the focus of attention
The concept of 'giftedness'
"Build on her strengths"
"The glass is half full"
Resources are transferred from specialist provision to building a new infrastructure which supports inclusion.
Barriers to participation are removed
User-led organisations and services