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Despite having come so far in our knowledge of mental and developmental disabilities since the 1800’s, the general public and media still have many misguided ideas about people with such disabilities. For instance some people believe that people with such disabilities shouldn’t be treated as equals because they cannot learn or make decisions for themselves. Not only do we believe that they should they be treated as equal humans as everyone else, but we know for a fact that they certainly are able to learn and feel, just not in the same way that most of us would. In an effort to better educate the public on this topic, we’ve provided some facts to go up against some common myths about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Myth: Persons with Intellectual Disability function as, and should be treated like, children. 

Fact: Persons with Intellectual Disability should be treated with respect and age appropriate like any other person.

Myth: Persons with Intellectual Disability are incapable of thinking or doing anything constructive. 

Fact: Persons with Intellectual Disability have different levels of functioning. Every individual has the ability to learn something and should be encouraged to do so.

Myth: Persons with Intellectual Disability cannot make decisions.

Fact: Every person can make decisions according to his or her level of intellectual functioning.

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We, here at A-1 Home Care, value education above all else, and we ensure that our caregivers are also up to date with the latest necessary information when it comes to caregiving. Whatever the need, be it Special Needs or Senior Care, our 24 Hour caregivers are able to meet all tasks. Trained in 24 Hour and Overnight Care, our in home helpers are able to attend to all types of cases including Diabetic Care, Incontinence Care, and more

For more information, call our office at 310 657 8780 and check us out at Malibu In Home Care.


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