This edited collection uses a critical theory perspective and draws on expertise from a range of contemporary policy and practice areas. Contributors include people with disabilities, family members, researchers, academics and practitioners, making Disability and Social Change an ideal text for students of social work, human services, child and youth care and disability studies. Chapters include first-person accounts from people with disabilities, perspectives of families, historical perspective, and a critical exploration of demographics, human rights issues, disability legislation and policy in Canada, theoretical approaches to disability, intersectionality and disability, Indigenous people and disability, mental health disability, principles of anti-ableist practice, advocacy and strategies for change.
Disability and Social Change offers a fresh Canadian perspective on disability, challenging and inspiring students and practitioners alike to think outside the box and to examine their own attitudes toward disability thus helping to ensure that they do not impose ableist and oppressive practices on members of one of Canada's most marginalized populations.
Jeanette Robertson is an associate professor at Thompson Rivers University in the School of Social Work and Human Service. Grant Larson is a recently retired social work professor from Thompson Rivers University.
Paperback, 237 pages