The leaflet Disability in the Media lists "Ten main stereotypes of Disabled People - The disabled person as: Pitiable and pathetic . . . An object of violence . . . Sinister or evil . . . Atmosphere . . . 'Super Crip' or 'Triumph over Tragedy' . . . Laughable . . . Having a chip on their shoulder . . . A burden/outcast . . . Non-sexual or incapable of having a worthwhile relationship . . . Incapable of fully participating in everyday life" (produced by the 1 in 8 Group, available from Save the Children, 17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD. Tel: 0171 703 5400).

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