The Individual or Medical Model is in opposition to the Social Model. Under the Medical Model, Disabled people are defined by their impairment[s] and are individually responsible overcoming obstacles they experience and are responsible for ensuring they fit in with the rest of society.

“The social model gives us the words to describe our experiences of inequality.” Jenny Morris

“….exposure to this idea that we didn’t have something ‘wrong’ and that we were disabled by society and its environment, attitudes and other barriers was liberating and informed everything that we did…” Ruth Pickersgill

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