The Effects Of Disability On Children With Disabilities Essay

1508 Words Sep 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
As our world grows so does the need for greater awareness of disabilities affecting millions of people each year in the United States and around the world. A disability can be a speech impediment to loss of limb in an accident or being mentally handicapped. Being the father of a son who had an individual development plan his entire time in school due to his inability retain information and work through test. What we thought was just delayed speech grew from his inability to properly hear sounds thus affecting his ability to learn. My oldest son, at the age of 23, was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s which is in the Autism spectrum. Also having a brother who has served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, has been hampered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or more commonly known as PTSD. Disability rights are an important tool in helping those who need help and ensuring their future are protected.
Recognizing people with disabilities has developed laws to protect individuals with disabilities. Many Americans and others will face discriminatory behavior, stereotyping individuals as nonfunctioning and unable to contribute to society. “In the popular imagination, disability is firmly associated with loss. Disabled people tend to be viewed as lonely, depressed, and struggling with feelings of inadequacy, damage, and shame” (Watermeyer, 2014, p. 1). This is far from the truth. Many disabled individuals find strength in the disability and showing others how they are just as…

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