Social Model Interventions

A Response to Discrimination

  • Jeff McNair
Keywords: Social model, social model interventions, social consequences of disability


Disability can be understood as a combination of medical model and social model approaches. However, virtually all interventions aimed at supporting individuals with disabilities take a medical model perspective in spite of the experience of discrimination often faced by those with impairments. This article unpacks the idea of social model interventions geared at changing the social consequences of disability. Discussion is made of social model interventions themselves with specific recommendations of how they might be implemented and evaluated.

How to Cite
McNair, J. (2022). Social Model Interventions. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 10(1), 75-103. Retrieved from