Disability myths debunked in Mumsnet campaign

Online parenting network Mumsnet has launched a major “myth-busting” campaign that challenges negative misconceptions about children with disabilities.

The Children’s Trust is among a number of charities welcoming the campaign, which draws on clinical evidence to debunk some of the myths around childhood disability, such as the idea that behavioural disorders are a fashionable excuse for poor behaviour. Mumsnet chief executive Justine Roberts said: "We can't all be experts on the many aspects of disability but we can all make an effort to hold back on the instant judgement, hit the empathy button and consciously try to act in a respectful and constructive way." The campaign is part of the wider This is my Child initiative. Read more here.
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