Having a disability or disorder, whether it is mental or physical, can cause challenges when it comes to socializing and integrating into the community. Fortunately, there are other ways to promote interaction with peers and others who can identify in similar situations. Here are some ways to learn socializing skills.
Join a local program with others with disorders and disabilities
If you have a disability or disorder that causes hesitance in socializing, finding, and joining a local community group in your town or city can help you make new friends and find others who are likely to have similar hardships as you. It is likely that the group attendees have similar, if not the same, socializing and communication challenges.
Check out social groups or apps for your phone
Social media has brought many communities together and has allowed people all over the world to communicate in just seconds. Millions of people have an active Facebook and Instagram account- finding new friends through support groups is a great way to connect with others on the same level as you. Facebook pages often have groups with discussion boards and promotional events. Exploring phone apps is also a great option to see how you can interact with others and communicate in comfortable spaces.
Explore sports teams for disabled individuals
Sports teams are a great way to stay healthy, and active, and meet new people. Sometimes communities will offer sporting teams specifically for disabled individuals to participate in. These groups are often inclusive of those who even have physical limitations. Sports often help with collaboration, team building, communication, and support.
Consider online education or programs
Higher education is a large part of a young adult’s social experience. Depending on the disability or disorder, especially a learning disorder, can prevent a disabled person from proceeding with higher education after high school. If the disability is physical and limits movement, online courses are a great option to not only learn new skills, including communication but to meet others interested in the same subject.
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