What Is The Spastics Society Called Now?

The word “spastic” has been largely erased from popular English usage and is deemed unacceptable to use outside of specific medical contexts, thus reducing stigmatisation of the condition. However, UK schoolchildren allegedly developed a derogatory adaptation of the Spastic Society’s new name, “scoper”.

What does Scope stand for spastic Society?

2018: Scope = Equality for disabled people

Scope rebrands to make it clearer why we exist and what we want to achieve for and with disabled people and their families.

What does spastic mean in America?

The slang use of spastic (or spaz ) to mean “clumsy” is perceived as insulting to people who are affected with muscular spasms.