MY PASSION IS TO HELP THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!
Hello, and welcome to my site on “Special Needs People”.
I hope that you find this site enjoyable and thought provoking as well as educational.
I want to help us all to do a better job of improving the lives of these people through a better understanding of their situations, feelings, heartbreaks, and triumphs.
Personally, I was so embarrassed when it became evident to me that I had a lack of understanding when I was befriended by a couple of important people with disabilities. It was obvious that I have some important things to understand about these people. It is also obvious that we can help one another.
In my life I was only aware of one little boy with polio in the fifth grade of a little country school in rural Ohio. Even then I never tried to be friends or to as much as acknowledging this boy’s presence. To this day I don’t even know his name. I didn’t speak because I felt sorry for him and his struggles to get around on crutches, primarily because I just didn’t know what to say.
He was a bit angry and stand-offish which now I realize that it was probably because of the way he was treated. He was also the only child I was around who wasn’t saved by the Sabin Salk Polio vaccine back in the 1950s.
I always felt that the adults at that time were basically to blame for not explaining things and not teaching us the way to interact with the handicapped. Of course, I now realize that in most cases, the adults themselves didn’t even know how to interact with a person who had disabilities.
WHAT I HOPE TO DO HERE
I hope that through an open and honest discussion of this situation WITH YOU, the READERS, healthy people, as well as those with disabilities that we can all learn from the information in your questions or comments. I will respond to every one. If you have answers to the readers questions and comments, your next comment can get us all on track. When I don’t know the answers I will research and let you know what I find.
You see, I have a vested interest since my son Little David has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Your questions always uncover new thoughts and possible areas of study. As in most subjects, knowledge is the key to understanding.
We should love those who suffer and try to treat the with RESPECT.
Here on this site I talk a bit about things to do to save lives in a disaster. One of my goals is to start a Bug-Out-Buddy system so that the people with disabilities have an equal chance to survive various disasters. I would LOVE ANY THOUGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THIS. We have a lot of territory to cover. What would you (whether you are healthy or with disabilities) think is the best way to approach this extremely important subject.
I really appreciate your help! I cannot do this alone!