Exploring how the social model of disability can be re-invigorated for autism: in response to Jonathan Levitt

Woods, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8292-632X, 2017. Exploring how the social model of disability can be re-invigorated for autism: in response to Jonathan Levitt. Disability & Society, 32 (7), pp. 1090-1095. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

Levitt argues that the social model of disability needs to be re-invigorated, potentially by adapting the tool for separate countries. The social model has been successfully applied for some disabled groups in the United Kingdom. However, the social model is not implemented for neurodivergent labels such as autism, through the negative language of autism, causing severe problems for autistic individuals’ daily lives. The social model can be re-invigorated for autism, removing social barriers by changing non-autistic people’s attitudes towards autism through ensuring positive language of autism, preventing the categorisation of autism and fully enacting The Autism Act 2009 and The Equality Act 2010.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Disability & Society
Creators: Woods, R.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2017
Volume: 32
Number: 7
ISSN: 0968-7599
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/09687599.2017.1328157DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Aug 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2018 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31418

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