By Katrina Scior, Shirli Werner

This booklet examines how highbrow incapacity is suffering from stigma and the way this stigma has built. round consistent with cent of the world's inhabitants have an highbrow incapacity yet their low visibility in lots of locations bears witness to their carrying on with exclusion from society. This prejudice has an effect at the kin of these with an highbrow incapacity in addition to the person themselves and impacts the health and existence possibilities of all these concerned. This ebook offers a framework for tackling highbrow incapacity stigma in institutional approaches, media representations and different, much less overt, settings. It additionally highlights the anti-stigma interventions that are already in position and the vital function that self-advocacy needs to play.

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Lane v. Brown) have challenged sheltered workshops that pay subminimum wages and operate as segregated environments as a civil rights violation. On the other hand, there is also some evidence of more positive public views toward the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in employment (Burge et al. 2007). The authors suggested that structural stigma in the form of inadequate employment training programs for people with intellectual disabilities represents a greater barrier than public attitudes.

2008). Overall, the literature suggests more negative attitudes than would be expected from ‘caring’ professionals, and training related to this patient group is often lacking or perpetuating negative attitudes (Lewis and Stenfert Kroese 2010; Ryan and Scior 2014). The need to provide better mental health care for 38 N. Ditchman et al. those with intellectual disabilities and the negative attitudes that characterize such care are also well established (Rose et al. 2012; Werner and Stawski 2012).

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