This topic will provide an in-depth examination of disability, its historical context and its implications for the individual, the family, local communities and society. It will analyse some of the current philosophies that inform disability services and the way services are developing internationally. It will provide an examination of the disabling process, the disability rights movement and the move towards independence, choice and empowerment. It will provide information on vulnerability, resilience, the developmental process, quality of life and skills acquisition.
This topic aims to assist students to: