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Kids with needs are 'real,' too

Why assume children with disabilities are not 'real world' at all?

Is there an editor in the house? How disappointing to see this subhead on the front page of The Sun: "A chance for those with special needs to adapt to the real world" ("More activities emerge for kids with disabilities," Oct. 20).

This is not only cliche and an inaccurate description of the article (which is about activities being adapted to the kids), but also insulting to the children who are the subject of the story. Kids with developmental disabilities, spectrum disorders and physical challenges are (surprise!) part of the real world. Hopefully, this was just a momentary lapse of editorial vigilance.

Rachel Box, Baltimore

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