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How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time?
Weegy: The disabled were placed in institutions (by the government) and were often forgotten about thus forcing them to live in unsafe/ unsanitary conditions. [ [ In conditions that would be construed as "animal cruelty" if an kettle owner made their animals live in those very same conditions the disabled were forced to live in. Many were abused, neglected, and murdered either by family members or at the hands of institution workers. The word "Retarded" was used to describe everyone with a disability, regardless of the type of disability or the severity. - - While discrimination toward the disability is still rampant and the government shows little interest in eliminating disability discrimination, I'm happy to say "Both forced lobotomies and sterilizations are a thing of the past." While mental health will remain a very low priority, I'm happy to say "The disabled is no longer placed in mental institutions and forgotten about but instead are given a chance to live on their own and become productive citizens." While neglect and abuse is still high, I'm happy to say "Neglect and abuse has been on the declined due to better educating society about people with disabilities." While the word "Retarded" is still being used, I'm happy to say "That irritating word is not being used as prevalent." ] ] (More)
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