This post will be a little different. This will be one that opens discussions of how a parent, sibling, friend, boy/girlfriend, co-worker, spouse or whatever your relationship to a person with a disability is and how you should treat a person with one.
I recently had a conversation with someone about how a person with autism should be treated where they can make their own decisions in life as to what they want out of it. Like making the decision to live out a dream they’ve wanted for so long.
So the question I have is do you allow someone with a disability to be able to live a life they want to the best of their ability so they can attepmt to be normal? Or do you treat them the way the media exemplifies persons with a disability and make it so they cannot live to their full potential?
I only ask because its something that has been a problem for some and not others and want to get a range of people’s opinions on what do you do with a person who has some sort of disability.
Personally, I feel that a person who has a disability should be treated like everyone else. Because like others, they have different abilities that make them unique and should be living up to that, not be drawn down to where others think they should be.
Let me know what you think. This is a topic not too often talked about but one that needs to be addressed.