Disabled care and special needs_There is a lot of meaning beyond just words; “disability” and “special needs.” They are common terms in our societies, we live with them but the way we use and apply them mean a lot to different people. One might be wondering what is the difference between the two words, if I am born with a disability, does that mean that I am having a special need?
What if I am not born with any disabilities, does that make me an exceptional when it comes to special needs? When you meditate upon the words, you realize that every individual whether disabled or not disabled has a special need but what differentiates the two is that the disabled might be actually disabled to acquire the special need. It might be more difficult for a lame child to access school on time compared to the child with both legs.
It is true that most disabled people are not limited by their physical disabilities but by their perceptions of their physical disabilities. It is more mental than physical. Disabled care and special needs suffer the pain of being physically handcapped and thus shift the handcuffs from the body to the brain. They live in agony, grief, wishing they never lived, cursing the days they were born, to mention but a few.
Disabled care and special needs people also keep wondering whether it is possible for them to attain education, get married, have families, be part of the corporate world, name it. This is such a great tragedy not only to them but also their friends, families and the country as a whole.
Does this mean that we should give up, sit back and watch these people perish? This is not the best thing to do, these people were created by the same God, born on the same days like us, no one chooses to be born with disabilities, and some of them were born with full body parts but for reasons like diseases, torture, accidents, etc. they are now people with disabilities. This is why they need your help more than before.
You can be part of the global change by not doing big things but doing small things into the lives of people with disabilities through meeting their special needs. You can do this by being part of our volunteer programs, donating to children with disabilities under our care or sponsoring a child with disability for their education. It is possible for you to be a reason someone lives for the next fifty years.
We have seen testimonies of people with disabilities who have had a great impact on the nation and the world as a whole. We have seen great art, music, and other creative work made by people with disabilities. This is reason enough for grooming more people and support their talent.