Interventions aimed at tackling intellectual disability stigma: What works and what still needs to be done

Shirli Werner*, Katrina Scior

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Negative attitudes and discrimination remain everyday realities for many individuals with intellectual disabilities. This chapter provides an overview of interventions aimed at reducing intellectual disability stigmaand encouraging more positive perceptions and interactions. Based on a multilevel model of stigma change interventions, this chapter provides an overview of interventions aimed at the intrapersonal, familial, widerinterpersonal, and structural levels to reduce stigma. The quality of the evidence on the range of interventions is considered and found to be rather thin on the whole. Priorities for research and intervention are identified.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIntellectual Disability and Stigma
Subtitle of host publicationStepping Out from the Margins
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages129-147
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781137524997
ISBN (Print)9781137524980
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Intrapersonal interventions
  • Multilevel model of stigma change
  • Stigma change interventions

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