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Quite often, people with disabilities are treated as if they are retarded, child-like, or incapable of caring for these. This is wrong almost all of the time! Most people with disabilities have would like at least some amount of independence, and several disabilities have little or no effect on psychological processing. There's a severe stereotyping problem with individuals with disabilities. During this summer semester, I've worked with kids with and without disabilities at the Early Learning Center at Pullman, Washington. Early Learning Services provides quality childcare in an interactive, nurturing atmosphere. They believe that early intervention will help to improve a child's opportunities for success and that providing least restrictive environments enhance children's social skills. Exotic modeling is encouraged amongst the kids and classes are fairly small with multiple teachers/caregivers. While at ELC, I mainly worked with two kids who had disabilities. One was a six year-old boy who had a mental disability and the other was a tiny girl who was about a year old and had a club and facial deformities. They were both fun and distinctive as well as being rather different from each other, so that I enjoyed getting a varied experience working together. The boy whom I will call Michael, was exceptionally energetic and societal. The classrooms in ELC are completely incorporated so he participated in all activities. Michael was treated exactly like everybody else from the teachers and wasn't given special treatment or privileges due to his handicap. He was required to behave and participate like everyone and unless you spent time in the classroom, so you wouldn't even notice that he was any different from anybody els...