Sickly, Powerless, Dependent, Jobless, Unworthy.
These are just some of the harmful labels that have constantly been associated with persons with disabilities in various forms of mainstream media, and they are not uncommon.
“Will there be someone who can accept me as I am?”
Negative attitudes, or perceived negative ones towards persons with disabilities can become a barrier towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community. The insecurities that people with disabilities feel about how they are perceived are exacerbated by society’s attitudes and perceptions of them. Over the years, persons with disabilities are often viewed as having limited capabilities and contributions to society, whereas in reality, there are many who have defied stereotypes and lead very meaningful and fulfilling lives. Learn more about their stories.