February 14, 2020 2 min to read
Amazing ways you can support differently abled people
Category : Lifestyle
Differently-abled people is just another term for disabled people. Many people are not kind or comfortable around differently-abled people.
The word itself “differently abled” is so profound. You do not have to feel uncomfortable around differently-abled people, and this usually happens when you lack knowledge, in different types of disabilities, and how to talk to people who are suffering them.
Even in today’s schooling system, there is a lack of awareness, as to how to treat and support people who are differently-abled.
There are many ways to even start a campaign for a disability support worker to support differently-abled people. Not only will doing this make you feel better as a person, but you will also be setting a great example for everyone else to follow.
Treat them like you would like to be treated being in their shoes
It is very easy to offend a differently-abled person, as their lack of abilities already demotivates them. However, this should not be the case.
You have to be way more thoughtful, for example, if you are sitting on the bus and you notice an elderly person or a differently-abled person get on.
You should offer your seat, by seeing this act of kindness, someone will be generous enough to offer you their seat.
You don’t have to keep that expectation. Cause then you won’t feel as good, and you will feel bad for because you didn’t get the seat.
When you empathize instead of sympathizing, the whole thing becomes easy. You can easily offer someone your seat or try to make their day better, without expecting anything in return.
You will be amazed at how good that feels. Doing something good for someone with expecting nothing in return is the most amazing feeling ever.
Another very important tip is to, speak with the differently-abled person directly. For example, if they are hard of hearing, be patient with them and loud and clear with your words.
If you are addressing someone who is hard of speaking, be patient and give them time to respond and don’t interrupt when they try to speak. Avoid speaking fast, like in general.
Be polite, ask first
A lot of differently-abled people, do not like to be helped, which is why it is always smart to ask before you go ahead and help someone.
This way, even if they do not want to be helped, they will feel better because you asked. That being said, it is also likely that they don’t like your consideration…
Continue reading the article and learn more about disabilities on Life Is An Episode website.