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People with Disabilities are “PEOPLE” too

UNDERSTANDING AND RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

HANDICAP
An anatomical, physical, or mental deficiency that prevents or restricts “normal achievement”

During the depression a cap used by the less than fortunate to Panhandle

A sports term used to make opponents equal

DISABLED
To weaken or incapacitate
To render legally incapacitated

PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
A person that has “normal achievement capabilities” within their own realm of possibilities.

DISABILITY: DIS - (Negation, Invalidation, Incapacitate) ABILITY - (The power to do whatever you decide)

SOME DISABILITIES

  • Blindness/Loss of Sight
  • Paralysis
  • Deafness/Loss of Hearing
  • Obesity
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Mental Disorders: ADD, ADHD, Multiple Personalities, Schizophrenia
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Bulimia/Anorexia
  • Hiv/Aids
  • Diabetes
  • Leukemia/Cancer
Any anatomical, physical, emotional, psychological, mental, or other impairment that cause a person to be considered less than or not normal