ERIC Number: ED175208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Some Myths and Misunderstandings About People Who Differ: A Listing.
Taylor, Trent; Rayder, Nicholas
Seventeen myths and misunderstandings affecting disabled and handicapped persons are listed and responded to. It is explained that the listing was developed to abolish stereotyped notions of handicapped children and adults. Among myths listed are that deaf people lead totally different lives than others; mentally retarded persons have strong, uncontrollable sex drives; all persons with a hearing loss can read lips; all wheelchair users are paralyzed and "confined" to their wheelchairs; it is rude for children to be curious about a wheelchair to a wheelchair user; people with a disability expect non-disabled people to help them; the future is bleak for disabled children; and disabled children have a heart of gold. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related information, see EC 120 162