ERIC Number: ED259478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Disabling Myths About Disability. Revised.
Wright, Beatrice A.
Five myths regarding physical disability are examined. First, the myth that people with physical disabilities tend to be more maladjusted than the ordinary person is analyzed, and it is concluded that the common association between maladjustment and physical disability is grossly oversimplified. Second, the myth portraying people with disabilities as leading tragic lives is noted. The myth of excessive frustration is seen as the third myth, and reasons for the existence of this myth are considered. A fourth myth, that the environment does not contribute to disability, is noted. The final myth explored is the myth that the disability is a punishment of evil. The implications of the need for blame are examined. (CL)
National Easter Seal Society, 2023 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, IL.
Note: Paper originally presented at the Annual Convention of the National Easter Seal Society (1961).