Disability

India
October 6, 2006 2:04pm CST
Should we not support the disabled? Isnt time we shared their concerns and triabulatons with them? How can we improve the lot of the dsabled in all spheres of life?
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4 responses
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
26 Nov 06
Yes we should. There is never enough support for them. If it is a child, the parents need as much support. If it is an adult, the caregivers need support also. There is so much that could help these people and insurance and government funds do not cover because they are not medically necessary. If you can get around in your house, it is not medically necessary. That is crazy. That is saying that they don't need to leave home!!!
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• United States
27 Nov 06
I am disabled,,and i will tell you its is sooo hard..When going to a mall they need to have scooters we can borrow..its hard to get one..u have to NOT be able to get around your home to get one and i have a very samll home and my walker and cane are fine..but leave the house and i end up in so much pain..movie theaters need to have more seatings for us that are more comfortable to sit in..and what makes me really sad are those that look down in disgust to some of us..i have seen people laugh or look in disgust if i see a bigger owmen in a wheel chair or scooter...its rude..and i think its juts soo sad..it breaks my heart.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
14 Oct 07
We are all potentially disable, so the one who laughs at a disabled person could be much more disabled mentally than he/she really knows!
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
13 Oct 07
Disability is a social problem that calls on families, communities, government agencies and professionals to net-work to improve their lot. They are marginalized, stigmatized and usually discriminated. In my country, there are very vibrant disability movements which have helped to raise the levels of awareness that have reached legislative circles. To that effect, most disabled people in my country enjoy affirmative action in Education and employment-it has not yet changed attitudes significantly, but we are slowly getting there.Yes I agree, they need help, but the disabled people themselves must force the world around them to make their needs felt and addressed!
10 Oct 07
having support systems for disabled people like myself are great. However there should be more programs out there to help disabled people be able to afford college/university, or have more job training workshops and job advocacy programs