Disability and human supports


  • Jeff McNair California Baptist University, California, USA




models of disability, human services and disability studies,


This article provides a brief overview of models of disability growing out of the field of disability studies and leading to a call for interventions going beyond a simply medical model approach. A brief discussion of human supports/services is provided such that readers engaged in the development of services/supports can base them on best principles.

Author Biography

Jeff McNair, California Baptist University, California, USA

Professor of Special Education

Director Moderate/Severe Educational Specialist program

Director Online MA in Disability Studies

Director Policy Center, Joni and Friends, Christian Institute on Disability


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How to Cite

McNair, J. (2015). Disability and human supports. Christian Journal for Global Health, 2(2), 10–15. https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v2i2.86