Why are learning disabilities treated as a mental disorder in Scotland?

Learning Disability is Not a Mental Disorder

“The past two decades have witnessed not only a serious contraction in high quality services for people with a learning disability but also the growth in society of a lack of acceptance and tolerance for people who are perceived to be different. The perpetuation of the view that learning disability is a form of mental disorder which is promoted in existing legislation makes the social inclusion of people with a learning disability that much more problematic.”

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