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12 Myths About People with Developmental Disabilities That Need Busting

The myths surrounding developmental disabilities usually have no basis in fact. They are unfounded beliefs or assumptions that have been perpetuated for so long that they have been accepted as truth by some in society even though their inaccuracy is obvious. These myths create indifference and intolerance. They foster stereotypes that are completely unfair, and that can lead to injustice for human beings who have done nothing to deserve such treatment. The following is a sampling of the many misconceptions that some people still have about individuals with intellectual challenges. MYTH: People with developmental disabilities are all the same. This...

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