SPSSI presents a congressional seminar on
Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice
On November 5, 2019, SPSSI hosted a congressional seminar on ableism. The event was held in conjunction with the Honorable James P. McGovern and attended by more than 70 House and Senate staffers, federal agency staff, and nonprofit policy professionals.
About the speaker. Michelle R. Nario-Redmond, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College in Ohio. Dr. Nario-Redmond specializes in Disability Studies and the psychology of stereotyping and prejudice. She recently authored the first comprehensive volume to be published that integrates social-scientific literature on the origins and manifestations of prejudice against disabled people.
About the topic. During this event, Dr. Nario-Redmond provided an overview of research evidence on the many forms of prejudice disabled people face, along with the reasons that drive people to express their fears, curiosities, and good intentions in ways that perpetuate inequality and misunderstanding.