People with disabilities want to live normally among the rest of the people with the world. Even if the world is mostly designed for able-bodied people, they still want to live among the rest without any differences. They want to go out watch movies, go shopping, work, eat, and participate in sports events and many more. However, they still realize that these activities will be done according to their limitations. People with disabilities can still have children baby names are still selected the same way and children can still have a 100% normal life. Baby clothes are still handed down from one child to the next.
To live with a disabled person, you must be financially ready. In order for disabled people to live normally in the able-bodied designed world, there are so many equipments needed. There are a lot of equipments needed for disabled people to improve their way of living so that they can keep up in the world of the able-bodied people. These equipments include voice-recognition software, adapted vans, mobility scooters, medical treatments, and many more. If you do not have the financial capability to support the disabled person (credit card won’t help here) you live with and you can’t afford these equipments, then the ability of the disabled person to live normally in this society designed for the able-bodied person will diminish.
Attitude towards Them
There are certain people that disabled people encounter who have bad attitude towards them that may hurt them both physically and emotionally. If you are living with a disabled person, you must make sure that you do not possess these bad attitudes. If you do, make sure you can control it and not show it to the disabled person you are with as much as possible. Below are the list of bad attitude that you must not show to the disabled person you are with:
Impatient people tend to rush disabled people because of their hectic schedules. There are disabled person who moves slowly because of their disabilities and if you are with a disabled person with a case like this, then you must be patient and you must not rush him or her.
There are inconsiderate people that use bathrooms and parking lots for disabled people. These inconsiderate people also do not do simple actions to help disabled people such as opening doors, helping them carry heavy loads, and more.
Rude and Insensitive
There are rude and insensitive people who stare at disabled people who do not look very pleasing. These rude and insensitive people do not like what they see or they find what they see funny. This kind of gesture may hurt the disabled person. So avoid being rude and be sensitive to the feelings of the disabled people.
There are certain things that disabled people just can’t do. There is no need to demand them or force them to do these things. It may hurt them physically.
Do not focus on the negative aspects of disability. This will bring the spirit of the disabled person down. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of the disability, focus on the positive aspects like the unique talents of the disabled person.
Disabled people do not always show it but they could use a little help. There are certain situations that are very obvious that disabled people needs an extra hand. Be sensitive enough to help.
Having disabilities is reason enough for negativity, so do not add any more negativity. If you are with a disabled person, make sure you are positive all of the time. Doesn’t matter if she or he is plus size or not. This will lift the spirit of the disabled person and make him or her feel better. This can be somehow therapeutic.