with disabilities such as intellectual disability, autism, learning
disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, spina
bifida, sensory impairments, and others, have undergone a long history
of misunderstanding, ridicule, segregation and even abusive treatment
in the name of behavior management.
Societal conditions for persons with disabilities have
improved greatly in recent years. Behavioral methods are no longer used
in coercive ways, but are now employed at they were originally intended
- as a means of positive support.
Still there is much room for
improvement, and that begins with us all gaining a
better understanding of the experience of disability, including how our
Ã¢â‚¬Å“helpÃ¢â‚¬&; may be perceived. What better way than to hear these
perspectives directly from persons with
here to view
the short online video, "Credo for