Writing of the week
Third and last part of the theoretical models of disability! Let's finish the models of social identity or social affiliation, and that of charity.
Social Identity or Cultural Affiliation Model: Refers to the community that originates from a group of people with affinity. A very common one is the culture of deaf people because of their sign language, for example. Likewise this affinity also originates from common life experiences or interests.
Their strengths are that they use their own disability and conditions as a source of community pride. While its weakness is the opposite, the exclusion of people who do not fit the expectations set.
Charity Model: Views people with disabilities as unfortunate and needy, and those who give to charity as benevolent.
Its strength is that it inspires people to contribute effort or time to help, while its weakness is that it is a very condescending model, as it is based on the assumption that people with disabilities are pitiful and acts accordingly.
In the following issues I will talk about the categories and characteristics of disabilities 🙂
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