Being a Good Neighbor to People with Disabilities

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2010/10/20 - Updated: 2023/12/03
Publication Type: Informative
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Disabilities come in many forms some individuals might be physically impaired to the extent that they have difficulty moving or executing physical tasks. People with disabilities live among us. Sometimes they live so quietly that we are able to forget that they're there. But they're our neighbors too. Mindfulness is the first recommendation for helping the disabled in your community. Mindfulness doesn't involve any new behaviors, it just means that you simply consciously consider your disabled neighbors.

Introduction

We've all heard the expression, "It takes a village to raise a child." Neighborhoods are our modern-day villages, and we all want them to be safe and comfy. Nevertheless, not all of our fellow villagers live with the same feeling of ease and security as the rest of us. People with disabilities live among us. Sometimes they live so quietly that we are able to forget that they're there. But they're our neighbors too.

Main Digest

Disabilities Come in Many Forms

Some individuals might be physically impaired to the extent that they have difficulty moving or executing physical tasks.

Other people may have a condition that impacts their stamina. They may not seem physically impaired in an obvious way but they still have significant limitations in their exercise level.

The third kind of disability is one of emotional or psychological health. These are the people who are the least visible to us, and they may be one with the most ignored segments of the disabled population.

But what's common to an individual with any type of disability is the desire to live as normal a existence as possible, and good neighbors can assist. Here are quick explanations about main suggestions for helping the disabled inside your community.

Mindfulness is the first recommendation for helping the disabled in your community. Mindfulness doesn't involve any new behaviors, it just means that you simply consciously consider your disabled neighbors.

Disabled World is a resource for the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. The website supplies a sense of neighborhood and a source of information for and about the disabled. We can make the world a better place, one neighbor at a time.

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