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Autism & Ableism



What is Ableism?

Ableism – are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities.

Ableism – a set of practices and beliefs that assign inferior value (worth) to people who have developmental, emotional, physical or psychiatric disabilities.

Disablism – a set of assumptions (conscious or unconscious) and practices that promote the differential or unequal treatment of people because of actual or presumed disabilities.

“It is (modern 20th century) society itself which makes autistics feel disabled.”

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