From this page, we hope you will learn that while, yes, life with a disability has it’s difficult moments, it is life meant to be embraced not pitied.
With that idea in mind, there are many things that people around a person who has a disability can do to maximize that life. We want to help you learn what those are and how you can do them.
There are are things you just shouldn’t say to or about someone who has a disability. We want to help you avoid those for all our sakes.
In most cases, you will not find expert commentary, in the sense that it is not a substitute for the involvement of medical professionals (although we hope to be able to heighten their awareness of their role in dealing with patients who have disabilities and their families as well).
Everyone who writes for Head-over-Wheels.com is an expert in that we deal with disability every day, personally, professionally, or both. Whether you are an orthopedic surgeon, a special education teacher, a family member, a parent, a classmate, or a neighbor who sees people with disabilities around town occasionally, we want to help you fill that role in a way that focuses on the humanity of each person with a disability that you encounter.