Disability As Diversity: A Socio-Linguistic Construct for the New Millennium

Abstract: 

The development of structural inequality in our social systems and the socio-Iinguistic construction of disability are explored through a narrative of the author's career serving people with disabilities within the disability civil rights movement over the past two decades. Human service professionals are asked to examine their own socio-Iinguistic constructs for disability to determine whether they are prepared to accept disability as diversity and the paradigm shift this indicates for the coming millennium.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Cheryl E. Allison
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
47 - 51
Publisher: 
The CSULB University Press
Date Published: 
Monday, February 16, 2015
Place Published: 
Long Beach California
Publication Language: 
English
Editors: 
Special Editor Tom Bucaro
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