The Truly Disabled People
By: Larry Socha
There are people in this world born into strife,
who can substitute love for their inconvenience in life.
Such as the blind who can’t see the night from day,
but yet they can see love in so many ways.
Such as the deaf who can’t hear a sound,
but yet they can hear when love is around.
Such as the mentally disabled who can’t comprehend,
but yet they can love until there’s no end,
but its the people in this world who think they’re the perfect kind,
these are the people who are mentally disabled, deaf, and blind.
A few tips when helping those in wheelchairs, or with walking difficulties.
Get a firm grip.
Go at a steady Pace.
Extra help on steep grades is also a good idea.
Never lift a wheelchair with your buddy in it by yourself. It’s easiest to tilt it on the big back wheels and roll it up or down. Be sure you have a few friends for extra muscle power as well!!!
When going out to eat. Check not only for ramps into the restaurant, but also for aisles able to allow wheelchair passage, not to mention bathroom stalls large enough for a wheelchair to pull into, Maneuver, and close the door while using the facility.
Secure all carpeting, rugs, runners, etc. to the floor.
All elevated areas porches, platforms, ramps, etc., must have railings, and they must always be kept tight for safety. This is also true for restroom stall dividing walls, grab bars etc..
Check out our other helpful hints!!!
Take The Lead!!!
It’s as easy as walking!
You can be a GPS for the visually disadvantaged!!!
Translate visual directions that a blind person can see!
I can’t tell time except with a digital display!!!
Help get your friend’s food out of a time warp!
NO dogs allowed!!!
Does this apply to your church or ministry?
In simple to understand everyday language. The duties and privileges of both churches. and the Service Animal user is explained.
Don’t Pet Me I’m Working!!!
Is this cruelty or necessity?
You be the judge!
What did you say???
Think outside of the signs!!!
Handy ideas for making those with hearing inconveniences feel welcome.