United States Population is 325.7 million (2017)with 40 million having long-lasting conditions or disabilities or 12.6% as of 2015 with 906, 784 using wheelchairs, 3, 517,225 using canes, 274,783 having artificial limbs and 2 million children with handicaps (a 2% increase in last 10 years).
DEFINITIONS TO UNDERSTAND Prejudice Definitions: An opinion is usually prejudice with few unrelated facts; An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason; Unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, esp. of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
People look at the little things that are prejudice and judge from those things that they see.
Judging Definition: person qualified to pass a critical judgment
- Be sure to judge yourself before you judge others
- In judging others, it’s wise to see with your heart as well as your eyes
- We usually see things, not as they are, but as we are
Handicap: A disadvantage that makes achievement unusually difficult; A physical or mental disability making participation in certain activities of daily living more difficult.
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR RELATING TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
-Use common sense
-Don’t be patronizing
-Be considerate and patient
-Don’t put undue pressures on yourself to do everything “right!”
-Do not be afraid to offer assistance
-Communicate with the child ur adult with the disability
-Be aware of the language and non-verbal language that you use
-Learn what you can about the proper etiquette, care and helping the child or adult with a disability