Thursday, 3 November 2011
Society vs. Reality
There are several preconceptions about people with DS -- they're stupid, they all look alike, they all have the same personality, they're incapable and even that they're dangerous. In reality, the only difference is a chromosome!
People with all types of learning disabilities go through these same misconceptions from others and these ideas arise from ignorance and intolerance of differences in people. Although we belong to a modern, forward-thinking age, some of our behaviour and ideas are still reflected on a follow-faction society.