Dealing with a Disability When Young

Dealing with things as a child is hard but imagine being a child with a disability. People have perceptions about the disabled.  They assume we are stupid and not worth anything!

A child with a disability has to deal not only with the physical or mental struggles, but also have to deal with people not wanting to have anything to do with you.  People saying you are stupid and will not give you the time of day.

The temptation is to become solitary and do things by yourself.  If you are put down often enough, you may even become what people say you are. This is one of the reasons persons with disabilities grow up angry at the world!

You may ask, how do I get to be treated like anyone else? You have to believe in yourself because if you don’t, then don’t expect anything. Telling yourself you can and you will is going to be a major roll in this. Get in there and say yes!

You have to put yourself in the midst of people who want nothing to do with you. Get in their face. They will either accept you right away or get so pissed that they let you in so they don’t have to deal with you any more.

Remember the squeaky wheelchair gets the grease.


  1. Heather says:

    Thomas, this is so true. Some people act like people with disabilities are contagious and avoid them like the plague. People with disabilities are real people trying to live everyday lives. People should be open to learn who a person is and not judge them or reject them based on a disability.

    • Thomas says:

      Part of what we need to do as a society is teach those people what they are doing wrong and how they can improve.

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