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Kids' attitudes toward disabled people improve with contact

from HealthDay News

Children's attitudes toward people with disabilities improve when kids have more contact with them, according to a new study. Greater exposure to people with disabilities could help reduce discrimination and prevent the low self-esteem and depression that can result, the findings suggest. "Schools vary in the number of students with special educational needs and disability," study author Megan MacMillan, of the University of Exeter Medical School in England, said in a British Psychological Society news release. "We predicted that if children manage to make more contact with disabled people, better relationships are built." more

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