This page tells you about the history of people with learning disabilities. In the past, people used different words to describe people with learning disabilities. These words include defective, idiot, and feeble-minded. We don’t use these words now because they are hurtful.We have to be honest about the past. This is because people did use these hurtful words in the past. Even people who helped people with learning disabilities used these words.These words help us to think about what life was like for people with a learning disability a long time ago. How has life for people with learning disabilities changed since then? Which words do we still hear which we don’t like?We wanted to warn you that this page will include upsetting language. Grace Eyre doesn’t use this language now but they did a long time ago. Scroll down if you would like to continue.
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You can follow the ‘Purple’ timeline to find out about the history of people with learning Disabilities.
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Learning Disabilities Timeline
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