Changing Perspectives: “Special Needs” vs “Disability”
Posted on June 25, 2019 by Ann
Over the last two centuries, we have seen an evolution of the terms used to describe disability. It is heartening that the trend has consistently been towards greater awareness, inclusivity and sensitivity. In recent years, there have been discussions in many countries on the use of the terms “disability” and “special needs”. What are some of the thoughts and research behind this topic?