Essay on Stereotypes And Attitudes Of People With A Disability

957 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout the entire semester in Disabilities in Society, I found that the entire class was interesting especially having guest speakers. We learned about models of disability, language, media and the arts, autism, stereotypes and attitudes, mental health, eugenics, employment, universal design, education, and more. The most important things I learned in class was stereotyping and attitudes that still exist, education and language. In society, people view people with a disability differently, I learned that there are myths created by society. The three myths I learned that I hear people say are true are disabilities create psychological disorders, people with disabilities are psychologically abnormal, and it’s “just a word.” people get what they deserve. The people that believe these myths have a negative look at people with a disability. I also learned that society is starting to look on the good side of people with a disability. I learned that majority of the population are starting to admire someone with a disability while others pity them or feel awkward around them. However, there are still a lot of people who avoid social contact or eye contact and ignore the person who is disabled. People around you influence how you see and treat other people; society is slowly changing the way they think and see someone who is disabled. There are many people who are willing to help those who are disabled and need help in school due to their disability. Every child has a…

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