Category Archives for "Debate"

Heated Debate with Family Members

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I was talking to my sister and mother about autism. Heated debate, ugh, got frustrated. They don’t understand about autism rights. Mom told me that the websites I visit for the real truth about autism, may not be true after all. I think I would know better, thank her very much.

That’s why I personally think that there should be much more articles about this topic on the internet. People need and want to learn about disabilities because that will allow them to know how to interact with them. I often see people watching and judging people with disabilities and they don’t even know what that person has gone through in their life. I found this especially frustrating when young people are involved who don’t know how to take those judgments, their feelings will only get hurt. Overall, I really want to find more content about this topic online.

This happened many months ago, and we cannot even really remember at all what exactly the content of the discussion was, except what was written above as a draft. I am pretty sure this is a common theme in the disability community; heated debates with nondisabled family members about advocacy related things. They think they know us better than we do! How many people have been told at some point in life, by family or relatives, that the time spent online seeking out POSITIVE writing about xyr disability, or positive advocacy, is wasted time?

Society’s Attitude Toward Disability

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One of the things that we as a society are not doing the right way is reacting to people that have some type of disability. The attitude that our society has toward disability, in general, is bad and that is something that we should be working on to change it. We cannot stay this way and don’t change our attitude because some people are quite rude to people that have some type of chronical illness or disability. People that are struggling with disabilities don’t deserve the treatment that they are getting from society.

Almost everyone looks at them as they were not humans, and not just the way we look at them, the way we speak and interact is also different. We are all people and we have to remember that at all times, those people didn’t choose to be born or have that disability, that is just how things go from time to time. In this article, we will be talking about the attitude that society should have towards disability. Of course, we will be going through some of the things that we are doing wrong and that we need to change immediately. This is a great way for you to learn how to interact with people that have disabilities.

Treat them Equally with Respect

abilityWhat we want to say with this is that you shouldn’t ever look at someone with a disability and be rude to them just because of that. They are humans just as you are, the only thing that is different is that you were lucky enough to be born in a healthy body. The saddest part is when young people are affected by disabilities, they often get depressed just because the way people look at them on the streets.

They realize that everyone is watching them because they are different. Well, there is something really important that you have to learn from this and that is they are not different, they would do all the same things as you if they could. One of the things that people, especially young people with disability needs is to get respect from others and that can only be achieved if we as a society change a little and start treating them as regular people.

Benefits

As you might know, people that live with a problem like this, simply need to have some benefits because they cannot do all the same things as a healthy person. One of those great benefits is the ability to use the public transport, that wasn’t an option a few years ago, but now, almost every transportation vehicle has adapted to special needs of these people. This way, they can feel much more accepted in society because they can get around their cities without any special help. Of course, we need more benefits like that for people with disabilities, some people, unfortunately, have conditions that don’t allow them to leave their home without a supervision. We are the ones who can change that, by changing the way we act towards other people.