Common Ways People with a Disability are viewed and treated

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Common Ways People with a  Disability are viewed and treated

Unfortunately, and inaccurately, people with disabilities are often viewed as:

  • victims, or objects of pity

  • horrible or grotesque

  • burdens, either on society or on their families and carers

  • evil, or some threat to the comfort and safety of others

  • unable, or assumed to be unable, to do things

  • having multiple disabilities (such as assuming that a person who uses a wheelchair also has an intellectual disability)

  • childlike

  • “special”

Such misconceptions are based on insufficient or inaccurate information about people with disabilities and can perpetuate inappropriate interactions.

… such misconceptions are based on insufficient or
inaccurate information about people with disabilities and can perpetuate inappropriate interactions.