Five Ways You Can Support The Differently-Abled


The world has advanced in acknowledging people from different castes, creeds, cultures and everything in between. The celebration hype related to the Paralympics is solid proof of the evolution of people’s mindset. People born less fortunate are making strides in all parts of society, be it sports, different jobs, or other societal roles. Brilliant Life Services empower people born with disabilities to have a fulfilling life and a career they deserve, ensuring the highest standard of NDIS supported services to their clients. There are some ways you can help a differently-abled person from being treated unequally and making the world a better place for them.

Be Attentive Towards Them

If you have a disabled member in your family or your friend circle, make sure they receive proper attention and care. A person without a disability easily accomplishes daily tasks without a hassle. A person with a disability may often find it hard to match our pace. They sometimes may need help with their menial tasks ranging from brushing their teeth to wearing a shirt. Make sure to ensure their safety while performing these tasks. Ensure to always provide extra care to them while empowering them to do the job on their own, which will help them feel a sense of accomplishment and diminish their ideologies of being different from others.

Respect Their Boundaries and Treat Them Equally

While helping a person with a disability in their day-to-day lives, as explained in the previous point, might help them achieve their daily tasks. On the other hand, assistance on every nook and turn might hamper their confidence levels and make it hard to tap into their unrealized potential. 

Also, favouring them might give off an impression of unequal treatment. If you spot a person with a disability, ask them if they need your help before offering yours. Even if the world has come a long way in terms of accepting them as a part of our society, it still has a long way to go treat them as our equals. 

Cheaper and Proper Treatment

In these trying times of the world coming to a halt frequently when new variations of the virus go into light every two to three months, make sure to stock up on medications and have regular checkups. The condition of the world should not affect their medical treatment. The government should allocate more resources for the differently-abled like better education, installing more parking spots for the differently-abled, installing ramps for people on wheelchairs, cheaper medications, and cheaper prosthetic body parts. Everyone has a right to a fulfilling life, and money shouldn’t be a factor needed to achieve that. 

Educate Yourself

Suppose you have a family member, a friend, or a neighbour who has had a disability since birth; educate yourself on their disability, how to treat them, and the precautions you can take to help them in their day-to-day lives. A common disability found in newborn babies is cerebral palsy; it’s a common disability that affects muscle movement, tone, or posture. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal brain damage before birth; it can last for years or lifelong. Proper medical treatment lab tests and medical checkups should be frequent. If you have a family member diagnosed with cerebral palsy, make sure to allocate appropriate recreational therapy, healthy diets consisting of protein-rich foods and help them stay positive irrespective of the opinions of others.

Use of Clear Speech

If you know someone suffering from disabilities that affect their communication skills, such as cerebral palsy, deafness, or stuttering, make sure to take your time while conversing with them. Take your time to listen to what they say correctly, make sure you reply patiently and pronounce every word correctly. Make sure to strike up conversations that spark interest in them, make them feel essential and wanted. Talking in a hurry with them will make them feel unwanted. It may also deprive them of the confidence they built up to strike up a conversation, and due to them being a bit more sensitive towards their disabilities, they won’t try to start a conversation again.

New organizations are helping people with disabilities have a day, fulfilling life of non-confinement. The world has come a long way in understanding and educating themselves on the different types of differently-abled disabilities, the common ones consisting of cerebral palsy, congenital amputation, being born without a limb or missing a part of the limb, and deafness or blindness from birth. Speech impediment disabilities are also prevalent disabilities to be found in newborns. The Brilliant Life Services organization, through their disability aid services, empower the less fortunate people born with disabilities to achieve a fulfilling and life of freedom in their careers and social life.