The International Network on the Disability Creation Process (INDCP), a Quebec non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 under the name “Comité québécois sur la Classification internationale des déficiences, incapacités et handicaps (CQCIDIH).”
Three activists of the disability rights movement founded the CQCIDIH: Maryke Muller, Mario Bolduc and Patrick Fougeyrollas. They wanted to create an organization that would promote the consideration of environmental factors as producers of situations of social exclusion for people with different bodies and functionalities.
In 1988, the Canadian Society for the CIDIH (SCCIDIH) was founded. The SCCIDIH is a charitable organization with the same mission as CQCIDIH, but operating under a Canadian charter. INDCP (formerly known as CQCIDIH) is the administrator of CCIHID.
In 1988, research work directed by Patrick Fougeyrollas began at CQCIDIH (formerly known as INDCP). In the winter of 1989, the first phase of the work made it possible to publish a review of the literature on the subject, a proposal for a new definition of the concept of disability and a nomenclature of life habits. For the first time, the dimension of environmental factors was introduced in a conceptual model illustrating the interaction between impairments, disabilities and environmental obstacles and defining disability situations as the result of this interaction.
From the same year, research work led by Patrick Fougeyrollas started at the CQCIDIH (Fougeyrollas, 1988). A first proposal for a new definition of the concept of disability accompanied by a nomenclature of life habits was published in the winter of 1989. A few years later, in 1998, the Human Development Model – Disability Production Process (HDM-DPP) was published. For the first time, the dimension of environmental factors was introduced in a conceptual model illustrating the interaction between impairments, disabilities and environmental barriers and defining disability situations as the result of this interaction.
Meanwhile, in 1997, the CQCIDIH became the INDCP. This change in the name of the organization was intended as a beginning of a reorientation of the activities of the CQCIDIH following the imminent completion of the revision of the CIDIH. Still preoccupied with terminology issues, INDCP remains focused on conceptual definitions with, since 2001, an orientation in its actions mainly focused on the defense of the rights of people with disabilities.
In 2010, the book “La funambule, le fil et la toile: Transformations réciproques du sens du handicap” by Mr. Patrick Fougeyrollas was published. The author proposes the MDH-PPH 2, an improved version of the 1998 PPH conceptual scheme.