DISABILITY AWARENESS 4
Themajorityof the people do not acknowledge that they live with a disabilityas the term has a myriad of perceptions. An interaction with friendsbrought up different views on disability. The majority of them hadthe idea that disability is the physical or mental impairments thatlimitone from executing the normal life activities. However, there weresome different perception regarding what inabilities are worse thanothers. Some individuals considerlife with disability challenging and lonely as a result ofdiscrimination while others regardit as an opportunity of considering oneself unique in the society andthus, reap a myriad of financial aids( Wilson, Jaques, Johnson, & Brotherton, 2016).
Dueto different perceptions on the matter, many people avoid discussingthe issue especially in the vicinity of individuals considered tohave some kind of physical or mental disabilities. In most cases, thedecision to distance oneself from the issue is usually informed bythe need to avoid development of a perception that the disabled arediscriminated or intimidated. For this reason, the majorityof the people with disability remain secluded and lonely( Wilson, Jaques, Johnson, & Brotherton, 2016).
Mostof the physically or physiologically challenged individuals arealways at ease interacting with people those who know less about themas they feel appreciated. For instance, it is evident that mentallychallenged people who visit a therapist(not close friends)recover faster as a consequence of fruitful interaction (Wilson, Jaques, Johnson, & Brotherton, 2016).
Inconclusion, it is evident that most people pity those living withdisabilities, while others disregard them as a nuisance to thesociety. As a result, the topic of disability is avoided and thevictims are discriminated or alienated from major activities. Tofight these negative effects, people have embraced social groups ascountermeasureincentives.
Wilson,N. J., Jaques, H., Johnson, A., & Brotherton, M. L. (2016). FromSocial Exclusion to Supported Inclusion:Adults with IntellectualDisability Discuss TheirLived Experiences of a Structured SocialGroup. Journalof Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
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