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my sister is not mentally disabled! what can i do?

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 » Psychological Matters
Landesflagge: SK
miria
Topic creator
Posts: 11
Hello all

My sister has a wheelchair, she had a accident and is now paralyzsed. She is not mentally disabled but all people think so and ignore her or talk to her like to baby. it breaks my heart. my sister is very smart! what can i do?!

Thank you.
Written on: 23/04/2012 [16:53]
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Landesflagge: DE
Kelly
Posts: 26
Hi miria,

I know what you mean. It's hard, but ignore them not! Don't support it! When you go out with your sister and you see the people talk to her like a baby, say them direktly it is not right, they have to talk normal to your sister. And when the people talk with you instead your sister, say them it is not o.k., they have to talk with your sister The first step ist heavy, but you will see it helps.

The people do this why they don't know how to do it better. icon_wink.gif

Best regards,

Kelly

Life is always beautiful! *smile*
Written on: 23/04/2012 [19:05]
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Landesflagge: JM
Kelly_J
Posts: 14
Tel'em tell'em tell'em... again and again! And tell your sister that SHE has to tell them too! SHE has to show that she is "still normal in her head"! i dont know how things are for PWDs in Serbia but i hope that its gets better. if she can earn her own money and life at home (not cared by relatives or in a home for PWDs), people will see that she is still a strong and "normal" person!
Written on: 24/04/2012 [14:07]
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