Functional diversity is a politically and socially correct term for special needs, disability, impairment and handicap, which began to be used in Spain in scientific writing, at the initiative of those directly affected, in 2005.


Constructive Functional Diversity: A new paradigm beyond disability and impairment

This article presents a more dynamic and constructive paradigm than the current dominant ones (for example medical or social models), to describe and change the impact of impairment and disability. The reflections contained are inspired by personal and professional frustration with the existing polarized ideology of human function, which fails to adequately describe the diversity of physiological and psychosocial function amongst people. It aims to provoke and inspire dialogue about our current paradigm of human function in relation to value and capacity.

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Diversity New Zealand Ltd was established in September 2001. Our vision is social improvement where all people freely share and celebrate their identity and self-expression.

We are passionate about leading social improvement that embraces curiosity and inquiry into diversity, complexity and uncertainty – and we'll share that passion and ability with you, too.

We offer our clients a deep and leading understanding of diversity, complexity, uncertainty and social improvement, infused with fun and laughter.