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Hi, my name is sean!

seansean Member Posts: 2 Listener
Thank you for letting me join. And I hate the term disabled I prefer alternatively abled. 

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  • AlexAlex Posts: 1,325 Scope community team
    Hi Sean,

    Welcome to the community. 

    At Scope we follow the social model of disability - that's why we use the term "disabled people". It's not about the abilities of the person - but the barriers that exist in society to stop them having the same opportunities as others. Hope that explains it.

    Not everyone agrees - and that's OK - you are welcome to use "alternatively abled" if you prefer.
  • seansean Member Posts: 2 Listener
    No problems the social model is most often used.
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @sean

    Welcome to our online family/community/website.

    Yes I'm never called "Disabled" but "Abled"

    Please let me know if there is anythink else that I can help.support you with ??????

    Many thanks.
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