If you google “disability”, this is the result.
– a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.
Notice how the definition states that a person’s movements or senses are limited, and not completely gone.
Okay so what about a learning disability? It’s the same thing but with limited learning, right?
And by this I mean things like Autism or Down Syndrome, or even Dyslexia, which many people across the world suffer with.
So people with these kind of conditions are limited to what they can do but not unable to do anything at all. Agreed, yes?
So why do some members of society still treat people with (all kinds of) disabilities differently to any other human?
Personally? I think it’s horrific. The amount of videos that go viral across the internet of people openly making fun of individuals with Downs Syndrome (or other disabilities) is shocking.
People with disabilities may be unable to do some things that people without disabilities can do, but they can still do a lot! For example;
Ellie is a five-time Paralympic Games champion. She has achondroplasia, but started swimming at the age of five, and look where it got her! Incredible.
Furthermore, as someone who works with people with learning disabilities, I can see that they really are just regular people. And I wish would realise that, as I think it would make the world a better place.
Stop segregating with disabilities due to the fact they’re “different” because you’ll find that they’re a lot more like you than you initially thought.