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A society for disabled

December the third is commemorated as the day for disabled people. Unfortunately, many who don’t accept them for being differently-abled, create a lot of problems for them and make their lives worse. This is something that should be dealt with but isn’t.  A man in a wheelchair has many problems to face in his life; getting up and down small flights of stairs, passing the road in time or even just getting out of a car. What we can do to help is make sure that they have every ounce of support they can get from wherever they are going or crossing or any place in which they have a business. They should be made to feel like their disability is a weakness because that is how they lose confidence and are unable to participate in the normal functioning of society. In a bid to allow them to have free access to all places, ramps should be installed in every nook and corner.

Another example is that of people diagnosed with down syndrome. Society treats these people in an inhumane fashion and does not integrate them into society even though there are many, who with proper care and attention, accomplished much even with the syndrome. It is crucial that those who can do everything make things easier for those who can’t. Making their lives easier would ultimately lead to more respect for the people helping as it shows a side of compassion and care for others. They also shouldn’t be deprived of any activity which any other person would be doing. Making them do things that are relatively easier than what we do is what makes them feel frustrated and feel that they are not part of us, which is extremely wrong. Another neurological condition is autism. Those who are affected by it are made to feel isolated from society just because they think and feel in a different way. It is not very difficult to learn how to deal with people who have disabilities without making them feel like they lack something, however, society leaves no stone unturned in treating different people in hideous ways.

Disability does not mean that one is isolated from society because one cannot function in a socially acceptable way. It is the society that must change and be more inclusive. Inclusivity starts from home and then school and lessons must be given to treat everyone in a respectable manner no matter what they look like and how they function.

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