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Attitudes

Attitudes within groups

Attitudes towards groups

Attitudes towards


Attitudes toward physical disabilities underpin the treatment people with these conditions receive in society.

Social model of disability[]

The social model of disability identifies systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or inadvertently) that mean society is the main contributory factor in disabling people. While physical, sensory, intellectual, or psychological variations, may cause individual functional limitation or impairments, these do not have to lead to disability unless society fails to take account of and include people regardless of their individual differences.


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