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Picture 1: A young boy in a wheelchair is holding a basketball.
Picture 2: A young girl with her right arm in a prosthetic device holds an ice cream cone.
Picture 3: A boy wearing glasses and a hearing aid on his left ear looks at the camera while smiling.
Picture 4: A young girl wearing glasses has one hand over her ear, and the other holding an inhaler.
Picture 5: An older boy walking with a cane smiles at the reader.
Picture 6: In the background, people are walking on the street of New York City. In front, two children are looking down at something on the ground. One child has dark skin and is wearing blue glasses, he is pointing to something with his left hand, which shows that he only has one arm from above the elbow down. The other child has light skin and is standing next to him, she is holding onto his shoulder using her right arm and across from him using her left arm to help hold him up because he only has one leg from below the knee down.
You are not just a statistic on a page. You are your own person with your own life, with unique ideas and dreams. We work hard to make sure that the life you choose is the one you can have.
- You are not just a statistic on a page. You are your own person with your own life, with unique ideas and dreams.
- We work hard to make sure that the life you choose is the one you can have.
- Disability does not mean inability, nor does it mean that ‘normal’ people don’t struggle at times. It merely means that some of us have found other ways to do things or need assistance in certain areas of our lives because we cannot do them alone.
- We know you can do it!
Disability does not mean inability.
Empowering people with disabilities to take charge of their own lives is a time consuming, challenging and rewarding experience. The rewards are greater than any monetary remuneration could ever be.
The first step is to raise your own consciousness and awareness about the abilities of people who live with disabilities. The second step is to get rid of all misconceptions you may have learned while growing up in this society that says people with disabilities can’t do anything.
The third step is to help the person find out what they want to do; then determine if there are any obstacles that need to be removed from the path. Once you have accomplished these tasks, your next challenge will be deciding how and when you will give them information about their disability in order for them to become aware of it, accept it and learn how best to deal with it.
You must always remember that goal setting is a personal process that doesn’t follow strictly defined rules or guidelines for everyone involved. It involves looking at each person as an individual and doing whatever is possible within the resources available so that they can achieve their goals, no matter how small or large they may be!