Yes, I Can

I have a certain level of disability. You can only see a very small portion of everything I have going on. I’m one of the people in possession of a handicapped parking permit, yet you can’t see why. Yes, I’ve had people tell me off for not being disabled. Yes, I usually ignore them. It’s just easier to walk on.

So, yes, I can. I can walk….just not very fast or far. I can work….just not more than about four hours a day. I can take care of my basic care needs. But, I require assistance with my medical needs. Sometimes, I need help with my Autism needs. Yes, I can.

When medical professionals determine “I can’t” without talking with me, it is frustrating. I need information presented orally and in writing. It’s really not that big of a deal, is it? I’m sure I am not the only person who learns better when the information isn’t just spoken to them. But, some people take that as “I can’t.”

Don’t assume my needs based upon your experience. No two people are the same. I am different because of my neurology. I am not less.

One thought on “Yes, I Can

  1. it is impossible for doctors to tell you how to do something (treatment) AND write it out too. I mean they have patients every 15 minutes, they have emergencies happening and then a few hours of golf as well, to socialize. I’m being sarcastic here. We have the same issues, can’t see why we have issues, but we have big ones. It doesn’t matter what they are, people need to respect it when they have an active handy plaque.

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