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Ableism

  • In: Encyclopedia of Disability
  • Edited by: Gary L. Albrecht
  • Subject:Disability, Disability & Rehabilitation (general), Sociology of Health & Illness

Ableism describes prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors toward persons with a disability. Definitions of ableism hinge on one's understanding of normal ability and the rights and benefits afforded to persons deemed normal. Some persons believe it ...

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