Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

I AM CAPABLE!

Posted by Emily Jensen on September 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM

When someone has a diagnosis, they often hear on a constant daily basis what they are not, or may not be capable of.  All we ask for is a chance to prove to the world what we are capable of, we should not have to prove these things to our own family, friends, and loved ones, but sadly we often do!  Just because someone has a diagnosis, doesn't meant that they can't be a successful member of society.  If someone wants to do something, why not support and encourage them as long as it is not illegal?  If a person in a wheelchair wants to become a Doctor or a Lawyer, if they have the brains to do this, why try to get in their way?  If they want to be a parent and their doctor has said that there is no medical reason as to why they can't have children, who are we as a society to tell them that just because they have certain limitations due to a medical diagnosis that they are not capable of being a GOOD parent!  A person with a diagnosis might need some extra help or resources to help them be successful at something, but that does not in any way make it wrong! 

Categories: Coping Skills, Disabilities and Special Needs, Discrimination

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Reply Kimberly L. Selden
5:49 PM on October 24, 2017 
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