FACTORS AFECTING THE IMPACT OF DISABILITIES.

People respond to  disabilities in different ways.Some react negatively and thus their quality life is negatively affected.Others chose to focus on their life's abilities as opposed to  their disabilities and continue to live a productive life.There are several factors that affect the impact of disabilities as an individual.The following are the factors;

1.The nature of the disability

2.The individual personality.

3.The meaning on the disability to the individual.

          Categorizing disability

Categorizing disability helps the government to identify needs and allocate necessary resources to various populations of people with similar disabilities.Although categorizing disabilities is necessary,it can have negative effects.

In ancient times,individuals with disabilities were often isolated in forests or institutions,treated as being possessed by evil spirits or seen as a product of sinful relations of their parents.Unfortunately those attitudes have not completely changed.More recently people with disabilities have been seen as a disgrace to their families or community because they were unable to be educated or obtain employment. ways in which disability is categorized;

1. physical disability

2. intellectual disability

Parents attitudes have a significant influence on young children and their initial attitudes on many aspects of life,including their attitudes towards people with disabilities. 

through my research  i realized that understanding the issues that affect people with disabilities helps one understand the difficulties helps one understand the difficulties that they face on daily basis.the only way to prevent negative impacts towards people with disabilities is to confront those that express the negativity and educate them as to why their comments or behaviors are incorrect and highly offensive. 

https://www.nap.edu/read/5799/chapter/8#149

http://www.continuetolearn.uio...201/module_1_p2.html

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Hi Trizah,

Wonderful post! Disabilities, mental or physical, are highly misunderstood by most people. Bringing these issues to light and informing people is the best way to conquer the negativity some feel for it. Information is key, and what you have done is what more should be doing, explaining. Keep doing what your doing. Maybe next time go into a little more detail and make sure to reference your work properly. Other than that, great job!

Hey Trizah, 

Very intriguing post about disabilities. One of my cousins is disabled and your post shed some light on some of the challenges we face on a daily basis. For example, going out for a bite to eat can be challenging because most restaurants are wheelchair accessible to some extent but the stares and whispers are quite hurtful. Perhaps you could look into ways public places can be more accessible for the disabled and the impact that will have on society? Here are some links on wheel chair accessibility.

http://www.aihrc.org.af/media/...0Public%20Places.pdf

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ho...ic-spaces-accessible

Good Luck on your next round of research! 

Hi Trizah,

I loved this post! You have some great thought-provoking questions. Like you said in the first paragraph, there are people who respond either positively or negatively to certain situations. In the case of disabilities, people can either sulk into a tragic state of depression or overcome their trauma to live a meaningful, content live. I wonder if this has anything to do with genetics as optimism and pessimism are genetically passed down traits and most likely impact whether one submits or refuses to let themselves slip into a state of unhappiness. It would be a great thing to look into.
You mention how in the ancient times, people with disabilities were alienated and how the notion of an unwell person being somehow disgraceful or burdensome still persists to this day. I truly wonder why that is. I also wonder if disabilities are viewed differently in different countries with different societies, much like the way mental illnesses are viewed. In Canada, mental health is quite commonly discussed and there is little shame in it. Yet, in other countries it is treated very differently. As an example I can use South Korea where mental health is this obscure topic nobody seems to really understand, much less care about. Does this also apply to disabilities, too? It most likely does, but it would be cool to look deeper into this.
I loved your last paragraph, too. Much like the way things like homophobia and racism should be dealt with, people should become enlightened that those with disabilities are not disabled due to some crazy cultish fantasy and therefore are less worthy than others, but rather have the specific neurological and physiological differences that limit their abilities. It would be very cool to look into exactly what these differences are, as that would better impact the understanding and possibly the open-mindedness of others when it comes to those with disabilities.

Thanks for an awesome post!
Erica Won.

Hi Trizah,

Disabilities is such an important topic because there are so many people who struggle with them on a daily basis! I like how you looked at what it was like for people in ancient times who had disabilities. Maybe for your future research you could look into how we could improve the lives of those who have disabilities?

Here are some links that may help with your research: 

https://services.anu.edu.au/hu...ypes-of-disabilities

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8027718

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/ww...le-disabilities/amp/

Great round of research!

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