The Dignity of Risk
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Denying the mentally retarded exposure to normal risks commensurate with their functioning tends to have a deleterious effect on both their sense of human dignity and their personal development. In addition, the removal of all risk diminishes the retarded in the eyes of others.
Perske, Robert."THE DIGNITY OF RISK AND THE MENTALLY RETARDED," MENTAL RETARDATION, Vol. 10, No. 1, February, 1972.