This book examines how intellectual disability is affected by stigma and how this stigma has developed. Around two per cent of the world's population have an intellectual disability but their low visibility in many places bears witness to their continuing exclusion from society. This prejudice has an impact on the family of those with an intellectual disability as well as the individual themselves and affects the well-being and life chances of all those involved. This book provides a framework for tackling intellectual disability stigma in institutional processes, media representations and other, less overt, settings. It also highlights the anti-stigma interventions which are already in place and the central role that self-advocacy must play.
Katrina Scior is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University College London, UK. She has published widely on stigma associated with intellectual disability, and is concerned with identifying effective interventions to tackle such stigma in diverse cultural and economic contexts. Shirli Werner is Senior Lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Shirli has published widely on intellectual disability stigma theory and measurement, public stigma, stigma held by service providers and impact of stigma on family members.
Foreword; Patrick Corrigan .- PART I: THEORY AND CONCEPTS.- Chapter 1. Towards Understanding Intellectual Disability Stigma: Introduction; Katrina Scior.- Chapter 2. Measurement Methods to Assess Intellectual Disability Stigma; Shirli Werner.- PART II: THE CONSEQUENCES OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY STIGMA.- Chapter 3. How Stigma Affects the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Overview; Nicole Ditchman, Kristin Kosyluk, Eun-Jeong Lee and Nev Jones.- Chapter 4. How Stigma Affects Us: The Voice of Self-Advocates; Dana Roth, Dorit Barak and Heli Peretz.- Chapter 5. Rarely Seen, Seldom Heard: People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Mass Media; Rebecca Renwick.- Chapter 6. Stigmatic Representation of Intellectual Disability and the Termination of Parental Custody Rights; Hanna Bjoerg Sigurjonsdottir and James G. Rice.- Chapter 7. Self-Stigma in People with Intellectual Disabilities; Rory Sheehan and Afia Ali.- Chapter 8. Intellectual Disability, Stigma and Hate Crimes; Mark Sherry and Anna Neller.- PART III: TACKLING INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY STIGMA.- Chapter 9. Interventions Aimed at Tackling Intellectual Disability Stigma: What Works and What Still Needs to be Done; Shirli Werner and Katrina Scior.- Chapter 10. Relationships Matter: Addressing Stigma among Children and Youth with Intellectual Disability and their Peers; Erik W. Carter, Elizabeth E. Biggs and Carly L. Blustein.- Chapter 11. Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities to Challenge Stigma; Sian Anderson and Christine Bigby.- Chapter 12. Tackling Stigma in Developing Countries: The Key Role of Families; Roy McConkey, Callista Kahonde and Judith McKenzie.- Chapter 13. The Law as a Source of Stigma or Empowerment: Legal Capacity and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Janos Fiala-Butora and Michael Ashley Stein.- Chapter 14. Intellectual Disability, Group Identification and Self-Evaluation; Jason Crabtree, William Mandy and Hannah Mustard.- Epilogue; Katrina Scior and Shirli Werner.