Myths Truths
  • Disabilities can go away
  • Disabilities do not disappear but may range in expression and severity at different life stages

  • Students with a Learning Disability, ADHD, PTSD and TBI have low intelligence or are slow learners
  • By definition a student with a Learning Disability has average to high intelligence
  • If they would just study harder or be exposed to more educational opportunities, they would not be disabled
  • Disabilities are neurological in origin. They have a central nervous system basis. It does not arise from lack of exposure to life experiences
  • Students with disabilities have the same learning problems
  • There are many different disabilities that require different strategies. A student can have more than one disability type
  • Disabilities can be cured
  • Disabilities are permanent conditions
  • Disabilities do not exist
  • Disabilities DO EXIST under ADA