When we have a disability the way the world looks at us differently. In some cases, people turn their eyes, speak slower or do things that are out of character. If you deal with or have dealt with someone with a disability, you don’t have to go out of your way to do things differently. In fact, most people with a disability can do just as much if not more than those without a disability. They just need some extra assistance with everyday tasks. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you better deal with those with a disability.
Communication is the first step in dealing with an issue. When we know the proper terms to someone with a disability, we can better humanize it. Too often we will come up with slang terms or use words out of context. This is not the way to handle it. You want to know the right terms and use them properly.
Install support equipment
One way to help people to deal with their disabilities is to give them tools that they can use to have a better quality of life. Installing devices such as outdoor lift systems will allow people with limited mobility to live in their homes and have access to a second or third floor. These systems come in a variety of different configurations but will basically allow them to travel from one floor in their home to the next.
Give them encouragement
Don’t treat them like a little child when they do something right but give them encouragement. If they cooked a meal, make sure to tell them how you enjoyed it. If they created something that you like tell them how you feel. Giving encouragement without sounding condescending can be a challenge for some people but use common sense and if you don’t want people saying it to you, don’t say it to them.