Category Archives: Living with a disability

  • I have a disability that it’s very easily seen; some disabilities are invisible,  we all have some kind of disabled .  But when someone who has a disability goes out and tries  to have a life not letting our disability get in the way to the having a normal life.  When you think about us all having a disability doesn’t it make you wonder why if you are different you get looked at? The more we get to know somebody the more we see how alike we are.   When someone who hasn’t been around people with disabilities, they don’t understand/know that just because some of has a disability, but if the disabled community was not seen as different by schools,  governments groups and others;  maybe disabled people wouldn’t have to always explain their differences.   Thinking about it in this way wouldn’t you want to change the way differences are thought of?  People who have disability can do the same things as an abled person, it may be in a different way but people with disabilities aren’t that different from the “normal” person.   The government has placed people with disabilities in a group that people think they need to be shameful,  very helpful or the opposite;  not knowing what is a disability and not knowing how to communicate with someone who has a disability.  We can start by not dividing children in schools and teach them that disability or not we are all equal!

https://thinkprogress.org/disabled-voters-feeling-ignored-by-candidates-take-election-into-own-hands-ce0a495c5ec2#.xuzs80d0o. This year’s candidates don’t realize that by ignoring the disability community and the issues like,  medical coverage or the many issues that not only affect those who are disabled but everyone.  People who aren’t disabled follow the two candidates may think that it’s fine to ignore the people who are different; when the candidates should be understanding of the disabled community,  rather than ignoring them because the candidates might not know much about disabled people.   Some of the issues they don’t speak on are Unemployment. Incarceration rates. Access to education. Medicare coverage gaps. Reproductive rights, these are important issues which everyone at some point in life has needed something in one of these areas.  There is a lot to think about; as a disabled person voting.   

I can’t walk but it doesn’t mean I can’t think or that I have a learning disability.   I am physically disabled!   Sometimes when I am out with family, friends and or on my own,  I will sometimes get a person who will act as if I can’t think or they will talk to me in  ”baby talk”, if I am with someone they will talk to them about me!  I understand that some people are not comfortable with people who have a disability, but why?   When we all have some kind of difference we all have some kind of disability which is what makes us unique.   So why is it so weird that I can’t walk and I talk funny,  there is nothing wrong with my mind!   If you have questions about my disability you can ask me not the person I’m with. I have CP, so what!   There is so much more about me than just my disability!

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To all my friends in chairs; or anyone who agrees with me that no matter if you are so called “normal” you still have some kind of difference which I would call it a disability. First do you think that everyone has a disability? If we were all the same the word we wouldn’t have any needs or differences. 2ed. What would you do to help someone who hasn’t had any experience with a person who has a visible disability; know that we are all the same?