The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 35: Disability
People with atypical conditions and attributes labelled as disabilities have been present from humanity's beginnings. For millennia, people and communities defined the meaning and subsequent treatment of people with atypical physical and behavioural attributes according to local beliefs and customs. With the development ...