Myths and Realities
The focus of this project is the development of a values based curriculum in developmental disabilities for

Myth: People with disabilities are inspirational, courageous, and brave forovercoming their disability.

Reality: People with disabilities are simply carrying on normal activities of dailyliving when they do things such as drive to work comepte in athletic events or participate in

Administration for
Children and Families

Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) students. The overall goal is to develop and compile curriculum materials
to BSW faculty across the state to integrate into courses. These materials will also be available to faculty in
other disciplines and outside the State as appropriate and within budgetary constraints. A secondary goal is

to foster and reinforce a commitment to developmental disabilities within the schools of social work.

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