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5 Things a Person with Disabilities Can Do to Improve their Social Life

  1. Attend or Join Sports Leagues

    Sports leagues are a great way to get active and enjoy the social aspect. While some disabilities may limit movement or prohibit the person from physically participating, joining a club and attending events can be just as fun. If you are part of the disabled community and like to watch sports regularly, this could be a great way to interact with others with the same interests. This can include high school or college football games, sporting events within a local town or city, or non-competitive teams. 
  2. Check Out Social Media Pages and Communities

    Social media platforms are a great way to bring people together virtually. This is an especially convenient option if you have a physical disability or struggle with mobility. Joining discussion boards and community pages is perfect for interacting, having your voice heard, and meeting others who may share the same hardships you do. 
  3. Consider Higher Education

    If you have put off higher education due to an intellectual or physical disability, considering all options can not only promote peer connections but also build your academic strength. Many colleges and institutions offer programs designed specifically for the disabled community to assist with challenges ranging from social to financial.
  4. Look Into Local Programs 

    Researching local programs is a fantastic way to connect with those in your own community who may be facing the same setbacks. Having support programs where communities encourage and motivate each other can increase social interaction and happiness. 
  5. Explore Social Apps 

    With so many apps available for your cell phone, it can be difficult to choose from. Narrow down your search to explore which apps are designed for the disabled community or for individuals with specific disabilities. This can help bridge gaps between people and help them to communicate with others they would not have met in their everyday life. Whether you have a disability and are looking to start a friendship or romantic relationship, or maybe searching for advice, apps can be quite helpful. 


If you or someone you know has an intellectual or physical disability and wants to become more involved socially within a local community or meet new people, check out Hello, It's Me and see what great services are offered. 

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