Wednesday, September 17, 2008
How do you define acceptance? What does the word mean as it relates to you or your family member with a disability?
Do you get angry if you think people are not accepting, and I don’t mean just a token acceptance?
Do you feel like all, most or none of the people in your life accept your family member with a disability?
Have you done things trying to force people to accept your family member with a disability? If so, have they worked?
Have you given up on trying to make people accept your family member with a disability? If so, was it an easy choice and does it remain easy to live with that approach?
How does your family member feel about acceptance? Do you believe they are happy with the circle of people around them at this particular time, or do they wish for more?
I’m dealing with the whole issue of acceptance and could really use your advice…