An invisible disability can be defined as a disability that cannot be known from looking at someone. For example on https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/Invisible%20Disabilities%20List%20%26%20Information.pdf it states, “Invisible Disabilities are certain kinds of disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others.” This shows that not all disabilities are always obvious up front. A visible disability is known as disabilities that are apparent by looking at a person. This is proven on http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/nas1/07c187/Module%201/module_1_p4.html when is says “disabilities that can be objectively observed and measured by others.” Based on this, the reader can conclude that visible disabilities are different from invisible disabilities while still being just as crucial to pay attention to. There are different types of visible and invisible disabilities.
But, people still wake up each day and go on, some as if nothing is wrong. Many chronic illnesses are also invisible to untrained individuals. When most people think of a disability, they think of someone in a wheelchair, someone who walks with
According to disable world “Generally seeing a person in a wheelchair, wearing a hearing aid, or carrying a white cane tells us a person may be disabled. But what about invisible disabilities that make daily living a bit more difficult for many people worldwide.” This quote proves that they can still do things by themselves so they don't need lots of help. Nearly 10% of america's population have a disability that’s considered a invisible disability. As stated by disabled world “Invisible Disabilities are certain kinds of disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others. It is estimated that 10% of people in the U.S. have a medical condition which could be considered a type of invisible disability.”I think this quote shows how people might have a disability that they don't know about but that still could be there.
Shifting from viewing disability in binaries like good v. bad or helpful v. hindering, aids people to empathize with one’s disability experience. Disability should be viewed as just another aspect of difference or diversity and not just an aspect of deficiency. The individuals with disabilities live complex lives and have many layers to them just as any other person, thus, it is extremely ignorant to only define an individual by their disability. Yet, it was intriguing for me to read in the text that this action of labeling people by their disabilities is being taken back by that very same community but as a empowerment movement. It is essential to understand where the power goes and when the power is back in the hands of a marginalized group, they have more control over their own lives.
Disabled people tend to struggle with self-hatred towards them and towards the society because the society doesn’t treat them normally neither does the society make them feel wanted or accepted. They always pity themselves due to the disability. Most of them have psychological issues which develop as they tend to grow up because they bottle up the hatred deep inside of them. Some of the disabled people self-harm themselves which a method used by individuals to cope with depression as they feel that they prefer to deal with physical pain than emotional pain as it can be controlled yet they inflict pain on themselves thinking they deserve it. Due to the negligence they receive, they are sometimes emotionally abused by people surrounding them whether in terms of their own families, friends or
Historically, people with either a physical disability or a learning impairment would have been excluded or marginalised from any type of education as they would have been deemed as being incompetent or would have been seen to not be able to keep up. This type of behaviour continued until an uproar had happened in the 1960s and 1970s. “As people with disabilities challenged the stigmatising and limiting nature of segregated education, and gave voice to their anger and dissatisfaction, issues of equality of access and educational opportunity gained impetus and integration became centre stage. Political pressure from disability and parental advocacy groups began to change society’s values and would ultimately bring legislative changes to reform education.” (NCSE,2010). This movement changed people’s perspective regarding people with disabilities rights and made the political people pressured into changing the legislation which changed education in Ireland for the better, for people with disabilities to finally be able to receive the education they have the right to receive.
And a disabled person’s ambition is like all other human beings, the looks of pity and compassion negatively affect that ambition. People should embrace the disabled person and give them a helping hand, and they should have laws, which defend their rights, which should be respected. However, most societies do not have laws that ensure an equal life for the disabled population. It is a shame that the rights of the disabled people has turned many times to mere slogans. As the statistics shown above say, disabled people are considered an embarrassment to be around and considered unproductive people, and therefore are excluded from their society.
This disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting a interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. A disability may be physical cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental or some combination of these. What a society at a particular time in its history consider to be a disabling conditioning reflects its conception of a normal and socially functional human being; and hence in s way its reflects society’s self image .The recognition of physically and mental condition as disabling by a society is also a tacit acceptance by it of it responsibility towards people considering disabled. A person is said to be disabled whenever he or she does not have ability to perform his activity in a manner considered normal for a human being. It could be congenital or be caused by various reason like, illness, accidents.
Even by the government we can see inequality as they still have the obsolete Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1871, which means that a person with an intellectual disability is not able to have the same rights as an individual who doesn’t have a disability this includes being able to vote and being able to marry etc. From this the social needs of the clients is not being met, I believe this is a law that should be changed to allow people to see the person and not the disability and that they are human beings just like them. I also looked at a survey which was conducted by the national disability authority(NDA) which showed that people with an intellectual disability is being treated differently within society and the local community in which they live in. it showed that public attitudes towards people with an intellectual disability is still very negative. The results of the survey was that One in five people surveyed say they would object if children with intellectual disabilities or autism were in the same class as their child and nearly half (49%) believe people with an intellectual disability do not have the same right to sexual relationships as everyone else (Disability attitudes survey should be a wakeup call to government - Inclusion Ireland (N/D).
These disorders are intrinsic to the individual, presumed due to Central Nervous System dysfunction and may occur across the life span. Problems in self-regulatory behaviours, social perception and social interactions may exist with Learning Disability but do not by themselves constitute a Learning Disability. Although learning disabilities may occur concomitantly with other handicapping conditions (for example- sensory impairment, mental retardation, serious emotional disturbance) or with extrinsic influences (such as cultural differences, insufficient or inappropriate instruction), they are not the result of those conditions or