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Social Model of Disability and Inclusivity

Course Leader: 
Alice Rothwell

Alice Rothwell

Social Model of Disability and Inclusivity
Monday, 18 March, 2024
10.00am - 2.00pm
Cost per delegate: 

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Course Description: 

Providing a supportive and nurturing environment for children and young people to flourish.

The social model of disability is based on a concept that when individuals with disabilities or neurodiversity experience barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential or achieving optimum well-being, that it is a product of a negative societal mindset, that society and the environment are inhibiting individuals, rather than enabling them.

In more simple terms. The disability is not the barrier, it is societies belief, attitudes and perceptions to disability that is the barrier.

An understanding of this model helps form how we approach both our professional and personal life. It enables us to ask ourselves questions such as:

  • How can I become a more inclusive person?
  • How do I understand and assess the barriers to inclusivity?
  • How can I understand the impact that a lack of inclusivity has on somebody?

The course covers the following topics.

  • What is the social model of disability?
  • Why is it important for children and adults for the principles of a social model of disability to be instilled in them from a young age?
  • The social model of disability vs the medical?
  • What are barriers to the social model of disability?
  • How can an understanding of the social model of disability make us a better care provider?
  • How to set goals that motivate and empower Children and young people for parents and Carers.

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