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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?

 
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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 2 years ago

    Thanks, Lisa.

    I had knee surgery last year, so know what you mean. I'm kind of thinking in public places--like folks in wheelchairs, etc. Should have made that more plain. ;-) Appreciate your detailed reply.

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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 2 years ago

    Yes--meant more like strangers whom you come across in stores, etc.

    I do have a friend (since moved a few states away) in a wheelchair, who is FIERCELY independent..even "dances" with his chair...and a very proud man--drives & gets own chair into


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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 2 years ago

    I was thinking more of physical than mental disabilities. For example, a mentally disabled person is still probably more than able to open a door for themselves, or carry parcels.

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