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Best Ways to Help Support Someone with Disabilities

Having an intellectual or physical disability can be challenging and frustrating at times. There are ways you can approach someone’s disability to make them feel comfortable and supported. Here are some ways you can show support to those around you.  

Be a good listener- they deserve to be heard

No matter the nature of the condition, a person with a disability wants to be heard and can benefit from expressing themselves like everyone else. Everyone experiences rough patches and stress throughout their lives. A person with a disability can often experience anxiety in higher quantities, so it’s important for them to know there are people there to listen. If the person physically cannot speak, just being present for them can also be a source of comfort. 

Include them in events or social gatherings

A person with disabilities can often feel left out or that they don’t belong. This is especially true for adolescents. Make sure you include them in social gatherings and that they have the opportunity to interact with others can help them improve their happiness.

Be patient and understanding of their situation 

Patience is essential in making a person with a disability feel comfortable. For example, if the person has a learning disability and is taking a little longer to understand certain concepts, rushing them or becoming frustrated may only further discourage them. People with physical disabilities, such as mobility issues, may take longer to travel or complete certain tasks. It’s important to know that the person is trying their best and to be patient as they may not be able to complete everyday tasks in a faster manner. 

Look into local volunteer opportunities

Perhaps you don’t know anyone personally who has a disability but would like to offer your assistance. Researching groups or programs in your community can help you find a place where you can volunteer to help disabled individuals. It is a great way to start a rewarding new hobby. 

For more details on how you can support someone with disabilities, check out https://hello-itsme.com now and explore new ways to help. 


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References 

Crawford, S. (2023). Six Ways to Support People with Disabilities. Unity. Retrieved September 19, 2023, from https://www.unity.org/article/six-ways-support-people-disabilities

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