Social Model of Disability, the
Just as there are many different definitions of disability over time there have evolved different models or ways of thinking about disability. The social/bio-psychosocial model of disability promotes the view point that within society and the environment there are structural barriers (social, institutional, economic or political) that prevent people with a disability from accessing services and those barriers excludes people from participating in communities and society.
How does this apply to you?
Whilst recognising the barriers that exclude someone with a disability from participating in their community, develop insight and an understanding of how other models of care (eg the charity model or the medical model) can actually disempower an individual.