July is Disability pride month. It is a month where we educate people about our disabilities. We need to show people that we are all still people with feelings. We just can’t do things the same way others can.
People with disabilities just want to be accepted. I find most people are very accepting and good but there are still some that will not understand me or how to interact with me and my friends.
I think there are a few simple steps everyone should keep in mind when meeting a disabled person. First always assume they can understand. Someone might be nonverbal and communicate but they might be able to carry on a long detailed conversation. Also remember to take the time to get to know the person.
Another step people need to take is open to learning. For me my syndrome is fairly rare so the more I tell people the more aware they will be. When you learn you can then help to inform others
The last tip is to remember that we all have feelings and thoughts too. Always listen and be open to whatever you see. I for one love being with friends and family but some people prefer being alone.
No matter what the disability most of the people I know are lovely, kind, genuine people who love to get out and have fun.