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A Credo

16 Sep 2013Today's blog shows a video of a group of disabled people stating what they want and don't want from the general public and their workers – a credo of support.

They want:

  • Their disability seen as an attribute.
  • To contribute in their own way.
  • To feel entitled to say ‘no'.
  • You to ask if they want your help.
  • To be respected, not admired.

They don't want:

  • Their disability to be seen as a deficit.
  • To be seen as broken.
  • To be seen as a client but as a fellow citizen and a neighbour.
  • Their behaviour modified.
  • You to make it all better.
  • To be controlled.
  • You to try to be their ‘friend', but to get to know them first.
  • To be told, corrected or led. Instead listened to, supported and followed.
  • To be worked on, but worked with.

What an awesome credo to live by!

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