People with physical problems are a familiar sight. In wheelchairs or on crutches, blind or even deaf we have all crossed paths with a disabled person at some stage in our lives. What do you feel when you see a disabled person? Pity, curiosity or even fear? Do you know how to behave in their presence or are you worried that you might stare or say something inappropriate? Read on for some of the leading myths about disabled people and find out why you need disability insurance.
Myth One: Disabled People Need To Be Helped
In most instances, disabled people are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves. If they need help they will ask for it! Do not assume they cannot perform certain tasks!
Myth Two: Don’t Ask Uncomfortable Questions
People with physical disabilities would rather you ask questions about their disability than avoided the issue. Let curious children ask the questions they need to.
Myth Three: People With Disabilities Cannot Work Or Contribute At Home
Disabled people are skilled just like you and me and make many important contributions at work and at home.
Myth Four: People with Disabilities Are Depressed
Yes, illness might cause depression but disabled people are not chronically depressed and should not be treated as such. Disability is not a death sentence!
Myth Five: Physically Disabled People Lead Very Different Lives
The people lead very normal lives just like you and me. They go to school and to work, they fall in love, and they have friends.
Myth Six: Disabled People Have No Real Future
Disabled people have dreams and ambitions just like you and me and the ability to realize these dreams. Take our Paralympians for example, many of whom have achieved great things.