In an unusual twist, people with disabilities are being turned away by the professionals they often turn to in order to understand their condition. Doctors are refusing treatment of individuals simply because they have a developmental disability, reports WOAI, the San Antonio NBC affiliate. To read more click here.

Physicians are entitled to refuse patients, so long as it is not a medical emergency, according to American Medical Association guidelines. But why would doctors refuse patients with disabilities? Experts say the reason is often that the doctors themselves don’t know how to work with people who have special needs.

Disability Scoop wants to know, have you ever been turned away by a doctor? In your experience, do doctors know enough about developmental disabilities?

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