8 Ways to Support People With Disabilities

  People with disabilities, young, old, and in between, all want the same thing: to feel included. A sense of belonging and integration is vital to every person across the globe, especially those with disabilities. When that sense of belonging is missing from life, it can be so easy to slip into a dark hole and convince yourself that you don't matter. Well we all matter; no matter our age, gender, or disability. Society has ingrained into our brains that if we are different, we don't belong. Society rejects those who are different; who don't fit into the perfect "mold", if you will. An estimated 48.9 million people in the United States have some sort of disability. That's almost 50 million people who deserve to be treated with the same love and support as the rest. Here are 6 ways that you can support people with disabilities: 1) Set high and reasonable expectations Society wants us to believe that people with disabilities need to be continuously coddled and r