Motherwell & Wishaw SNP MP Marion Fellows is backing next month's UK Disability History Month
The UKDHM website says: "This Autumn UKDHM focusses on the experience of disablement amongst children and young people in the past, now and what is needed for the future.
"UKDHM comes from a social model/human rights approach, so that all children and young people with long term impairment will not experience the social exclusion of stigma, stereotypes, negative attitudes and socially created barriers in the environment and the way things are organised.
"UKDHM 2023 provides an opportunity for all councils, service providers, education establishments, youth, play and sports organisations, health providers and employers to examine their approaches to disabled children....
"From a history of neglect, harsh punishment, segregation, bullying and ignorance we must learn to challenge our prejudices and discriminatory practices.....
"Most important in bringing about positive change is how we think about impairment and disablement....
"We require the barriers that prevent us participating whether of attitude, organisation or environment, to be dismantled."
The MP has forged strong links with disability groups in Lanarkshire and is urging everyone across her constituency to get involved in UKDHM.
But she points out that there are always ways available for people to find out more about disability through ongoing campaigns or information exchanges.
This month alone for example there are ongoing drives on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia.
Ms Fellows said: "Disability History Month will shine a light on the experience of people, and how things can be improved through better attitudes and the removal of ignorance and stigma.
"I would urge everyone to visit the website, or visit the websites of other disability groups.
"There are plenty of ways to get involved, find out more, and become part of the solution.
"Disability History Month next month and the other campaigns already running will help to further that goal."