The Problem With Down Syndrome: Part 3

Part 2 of my ramblings are here.

What is the problem with intellectual disability?

Can’t get a job.  Can’t read.  Can’t talk.  Can’t understand.  

The notion that intellectual disability (ID) is negative seems a matter of common sense to quite a few people.  It is one of the often cited reasons in commentary and articles that advocate for research with an eye towards “curing” Down syndrome.  Neither side seems to refute the idea that ID is intrinsically bad.  It seems to be a given. Read the rest of this entry »