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

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Woods, R. (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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1328157
AuthorsWoods, R.
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.

KeywordsAutism, social model of disability, emancipation, impairment labels, neurodiversity
Year2017
JournalDisability & Society
Journal citation32 (7), pp. 1090-1095
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1328157
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2017.1328157
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Print18 May 2017
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Accepted28 Apr 2017
Deposited13 Oct 2020
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Society on 22/03/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2017.1328157

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