Disability is regarded as an inability and a disease that is deemed to be the worst thing ever to happen to human being. We are all channeled to think this way, which is why we see many disabled people with no job opportunities and very low self-esteem. It is actually sad to that people who do not fit our belief of normal being pushed out of society. In reality, we see that disabled people have many talents and abilities that a “normal” person doesn’t have. In fact their sixth sense is so much more developed than ours!
Treat them with kindness
Teasing or playing the fool with someone who is differently abled should be avoided at all costs. We see in the modern world, that when a child or adult with Down syndrome comes to a public place like a restaurant, we don’t hesitate in greeting them with stares. Imagine, an entire room of people always staring at you wherever you go. And then we wonder, why people with Down syndrome react the way they do. Treat them with kindness. Be kind enough to not stare or worse jeer or tease them in any instance. A disabled person’s mental stability is different from an abled person’s mental health and their ability to control their emotions is very contrasting. Make sure to teach your kids or younger siblings too, to be kind and nice to anyone who is disabled.
Empathize not sympathize
Sympathizing is something that a disabled person detests. No one likes to be sympathized upon. They don’t want to feel any less human than the others. They want to feel included. However, you have to be cautious when handling a differently abled person. The best way would be to empathize with them. I.e. to view things from their perspective and see how you would want to be treated if you were them. If you know of someone who visit a physiotherapist central clinic on this page, you can help them out with their practice sessions for the exercises or even be there for them and do the exercise along with them.
Let them live
You may have their best interests in heart, but let them live their life. Let them be independent. Help them out but don’t make them dependent. If you know someone who cannot move out from bed sign him / her up with a well known physiotherapist for some physiotherapy lessons that will help them with increasing their mobility. If it is someone who has part disability, then let them work. Let them study, go to work, earn their living and do something for themselves however small. But also be there to support them mentally, physically and also financially!
Fight for their rights
The recent years has seen countries become more disable person friendly. However, to achieve this there has been many fights and sacrifices made to achieve all of this. Even the disabled person’s parking we see in parking lots today was a fight for their rights. We should keep fighting for the rights of disabled persons to ensure that they have a comfortable living as much as us!