|Posted by Emily Jensen on February 29, 2016 at 5:35 AM|
When a person has a diagnosis of one kind or another, chances are they face discrimination of one kind or another on a daily basis from strangers who do not know or understand their situation personally. What is even more upsetting, is when their own family does not support and encourage them to be the best that they can be. Some parents of special needs people might be extra overly protective to make sure that their child, even if they are legally considered to be an adult, does not get hurt or taken advantage of. Some parents might even hold their special needs child back from doing things in hopes that they will not get hurt, like sports, driving a vehicle, or maybe even parenting skills and having their own family. Why is it so hard for these parents to educate their children about these things and teach them, so that they will be successful when they grow up instead of telling them that they are not capable of doing something? Just because a person has a medical diagnosis, doesn't necessarily mean that they can't be successful at something. For some, it might take a little longer to learn basic life skills, but just because it takes them a little longer does not mean that they are incapable. If we start investing time into these skills early, by the time these individuals reach adulthood, they will have the confidence that they need to succeed! Look for example, at President Roosevelt, he did not let his diagnosis stop him from being President of the United States. Below, is a link to his story of success.