I'm sure most people treat mentally or physically disabled people as normally as they can depending on the circumstances, but I think they can never get treated totally equally. There is always an element of wariness, for lack of a better word, a non-disabled person feels around a disabled person. I think this is due to fear of becoming disabled yourself. I'm not saying this to seem callous, but it's just what I've experienced myself
Having grown up with persons who have differing abilities (disabilities) and have family (including children) with disabilities 'today', I have never treated such persons differently than to how I like to be treated myself.
The only time I would behave differently to an individual with a disability is when accommodations for their challenges or different ways of needing to do something is apparent.
A disability doesn't define the person, in my mind or change how we should view them as a fellow human being. We are all human, though consideration for our differences may be needed sometimes.
by Liz Elias 4 years ago
Helping the disabled/differently-abled....How do you decide/know when to help, and when to let them alone and respect their attempt/right to be as independent as possible?
by BEAUTYBABE 7 years ago
I am writing this because I have to rely on a wheelchair now to get around, because I am unable to drive anymore.However, the subject I wanted to bring up is about the number of selfish drivers and those who have no regard for people with disabilities, who park their cars in disability parking bays...
by Anan Celeste 5 years ago
How can a disabled person open a home based business?If a person can't hold a 9 to 5 job, how can they work from home with little or no money?
by DisabledHeart 6 years ago
I have had people run so far in front of me so they would not have to hold the door for me. I was at the mall and a group of kids were making fun of this mentally disabled boy. They kept hassling him. All he wanted was to get a Subway sandwich.I said excuse me just leave him alone. You should be...
by Marissa 7 years ago
In what ways do you/will you treat your children differently than you were treated as a child?
by Flo Belanger 7 years ago
Have you allowed your disability to make you bitter or have you found ways to become a better person instead? I grew up with a physical disability and I had to fight for "normal." While it made life harder than usual for me and there were deeply discouraging times, it taught me how to be...
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