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Are Mentally Disabled Adults Given Short Shrift?

If one searches for information on Autism, one finds resources overwhelmingly related to children. Yet, surely the vast majority of autistic children grow to adulthood. This pattern can be found across many different types of mental disabilities.

I wonder if mental disabilities in children naturally inspire empathy in those who are neurotypical, but mentally disabled adults inspire fear or discomfort in those same individuals.

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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Law, Morality, Uncategorized