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 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.