It’s even worse for those with no physical symptoms – people with Autism for example – they sound, look and mostly act normal… yet put them in certain situations and they go from being “Weird People” to being considered “abnormal”… and yes, they still need the support that disability allowance brings.
So what do we have to do? Put a sign on every autistic child’s chest saying “I have Autism, I need extra care and help to get through life. My parents are not scroungers.”
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When getting out of my wheelchair to climb into the car I have two signature moves. One is to stand up and to loudly declare to all who can hear “it’s a miracle!” The other is to steer my chair level with the seat and move my bum over as if my legs are paralysed. Which one I choose depends whether I’m in a belligerent mood, or a vulnerable one.
I can stand, just not for long, and I can walk, just not very far. I need to use my wheelchair in order to have a hope of going anywhere beyond my own home. Limited as my mobility is, though, I am still made to feel like…
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