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Mencap report on discrimination with regard to people with LD.

(9 Posts)
wrinklytum Tue 29-Jul-08 17:35:33

No suprises,I guess.Just sad

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 29-Jul-08 19:19:05

Is it available online?

edam Tue 29-Jul-08 19:22:24

Was this related to something I half-heard on the news about a girl who had LDs and cancer and was treated very badly by the doctor and hospital? I caught half of an interview with the mother, sounded horrid.

moondog Tue 29-Jul-08 19:24:04

I think this is quite old. I have a copy in work. Mind you, you should see how people with LD are treated here in Bangladesh. It's the stuff of your worst nightmare and then some.

expatinscotland Tue 29-Jul-08 19:25:18

All the more reason to stay away from holes like Bangladesh.

As my father always said, 'If it's a place wehre a large number of people want to get out, there's usually a pretty good reason for that.'

moondog Tue 29-Jul-08 19:26:24

Ah Expat,tis not all bad!

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 29-Jul-08 19:27:25

I'm not surprised though. The things people say to my face about ds1 frequently leave me open mouthed. God knows what they're actually thinking.

edam Tue 29-Jul-08 19:40:31

I saw a lovely little boy who I suspect may have been autistic* in the shoe shop earlier, when I was getting ds's feet checked. He was a. gorgeous and b. clearly a favourite of the shop owners - at the end they took him off for a look around the stock room which seemed to be the treat he gets for putting up with the whole palaver.

It was jolly nice to see someone who did seem to have LDs being treated as a valued customer/friend, given how poor some of the attitudes around are.

* based on MN and on the way the child/mother/shoe shop people were interacting.

expatinscotland Tue 29-Jul-08 19:44:18

you can't really tell that DD1 has LD from looking at her, so right now the looks are largely confined to puzzlement once she gets talking, especially as she's tall for her age.

then we get the 'it's a good thing she's so tall/thin/beautiful, she can always model'.

well, dyspraxia's not called 'the hidden handicap' for nowt.

she's coming along at SALT. STILL waiting for OT, and she's been referred back for physio, but at least she'll now have a keyworker and get a CSP in place before staring school.

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