Disabilities In Stories?

Disabilities in stories?
  • Yes
  • No

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Comment if you have seen any disabilities in any other stories!

Comment anything you know about any disabilities to help other authors planning to use disabilities in their stories!

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I’m perfectly okay with it as long as it’s represented correctly haha

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I’m perfectly okay with it as long as it’s represented correctly haha

I agree.

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I have a close relative with Down Syndrome.
(Otherwise known as Down’s Syndrome or as Trisomy 21)

  • A genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21.
Effects...
  • Usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features.

  • The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an average 8-year-old or 9-year-old child, but this can vary widely.
    The affected children and adults have some distinct facial features, but not all affected individuals will have the same set of features.

  • Many effects of this disability are life - long.

  • This disability can shorten someone’s life expectancy

Some Common Features...
  • Small skull

  • Upward slant of eyes and epicanthic folds

  • Oblique palpebral fissure

  • Nose is small with the flat nasal bridge

  • Mouth has a narrow short palate with small teeth and furrowed protruding tongue

  • Ears are small and dysplastic

  • Hands are short and stubby

  • Single crease on the hand (simian crease) at birth

  • Delayed development and behavioral problems

  • Cognitive disability

  • Features / Symptoms / etc… can also vary widely.
Extra Information...
  • Common (More than 20,000 cases per year in UK)

  • Often requires lab test or imaging

  • Treatments can help manage condition, no known cure

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Oh damn, that was very informative.

Thank you for taking the time to write about it.

(Sorry if that sounds sarcastic, I didn’t mean to sound sarcastic.)

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hi there :yellow_heart::sunflower: I teach special ed for kids with severe/profound disabilities. I’d be happy to help if anyone ever has any questions about portaying a character with a disability. much love :heart:

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The only problem I have w/ it is the fact that there’s not much choice in terms of types of disability. There’s only the wheel chair, facial and chest scars, and veins. There’s nothing else (like plaster casts, crutches, prosthetics, etc) I hope Episode releases new outfits, props and, and overlays that diversifies disabilities.

Like and share if you agree. :heart::heart::heart:

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I agree