When considering the attachment relationships of disabled children, one must be careful about attributing any apparent differences (between the attachment relationships and experiences of disabled children and those of non-disabled children) to any individual impairment without fi rst considering whether and how any such differences might be related to broader caregiving and social systems. Thus, when we consider the research which has found disabled children are more likely to have insecure attachments to their attachment fi gures than non-disabled children, it is right to ask why this might be the case.
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