One of the things that make us all wonder is the fact that none of us gets to choose the family we are born in, and we don’t get to choose our functional limitations. Being born with disabilities can be challenging for many people, but that is not the end of the world. They might be facing some trouble with few things but who are we to judge them. Everyone has the ability to turn their pain into something beautiful. As a family member or a friend, all we need to do is support them and make them feel happy.
The following are some of the ways how you need to treat people with disabilities:
Ask the person if he/she needs any help with anything:
We sometimes think that we are doing a good thing and we pity the people who are disabled and try to help them. But we don’t understand that most of them have been like that their entire life and they don’t need your help to do a particular task. Especially if you are a stranger or a third person, try to be polite and ask the person if they need any help and then perform any action.
Talk to them as a friend:
If you have a classmate or a neighbour who has an illness you can talk to them about it. If you notice that one of your friends in your class is not doing quite well and is always troubled with something, you can lend an arm or an ear and listen to what they have to say to you. Sometimes one of the best things to do is to listen to people as they will feel much better when they share their sorrow with others. Once you have understood about their illness, you can help them battle that illness and make them feel comfortable and welcomed.
Hang out with them:
Most of the people with illness or disabilities feel rejected, and they feel that they don’t belong anywhere. You can help them by hanging out with them and make them understand that they are special in a different way just like everyone else. For example, if you have a friend in your class with an illness or a disability you can invite them over to a party or a sleepover and find all the possible opportunities to make them feel loved and comforted.
Give them respect:
No matter how different they are from you, you always need to treat them with no difference. You can teach your children to be more respectful and friendly with people who are disabled. We often tend to say something which would hurt them. So try to make sure that you do not say anything offending. They are human beings just like us, and we need to be respectful of them