Social Media is helping grow awareness of Disability Culture

Feb 18, 2020 | Disability Care News

Love social media or loathe it, …umm you’re probably reading this on social media right now, Disability Culture is thriving through the power of social media.

Those of us who would normally not have any exposure to the challenges and the issues that exist in the lives of those who live with disabilities have had the chance to get an inside peek through our social media accounts.

If you think about it, probably most of the things you have learned about living life with a disability has come through someone opening up or giving you some insight through social media.

The most powerful insight that comes across from those that share, is that their lives are rarely defined by their disability. For the able-bodied, we are often so focused on the things a disabled person can not do, that it creates such a roadblock to other aspects of a person’s life, personality passions and relationships.

Through social media, we are exposed to their passions, their creativity and their connections. Through the power of social media, they have taught us about what is important to them, how to overcome some of the social barriers and how we can be included in their social circles without fear of offending or being awkward.

Asperger's from the insideAspergers from the Inside

https://youtu.be/EnZO9VqTbK8
My name is Paul and I discovered I have Aspergers at age 30.
“Yes, I know, I don’t look autistic. That’s exactly why I started this blog because if I didn’t show you, you would never know.”
“As the name suggests, this channel is devoted to giving you insight into the world of Aspergers.”

Able Family LifeAble Family Life

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bFq7oeX3s-qZdz59fyK-Q/about
We’re a family channel of five full time RVing across America, and we don’t let a disability get in the way of all the fun things in life!
Share in our journey as our family focuses on God’s blessings and the things we can do, not the things we can’t
We hope you are encouraged by our videos to live your life to the fullest and have fun despite any obstacles in your own life.

Meriah NicholsMeriah Nichols

https://www.meriahnichols.com/
Meriah is a teacher, counsellor, advocate and artist. Deaf, she is also mum to Moxie, who has down syndrome.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meriah-nichols-talks-about-disability/id1461863007

So here at Kompletecare we have some things we would like you to consider.
If you have no real exposure to life with a disability, why not aim to jump on a social media channel with an aim to learn a little more about it? Not only will it enlighten your understanding, but it will also help you be more comfortable in social circles with people who are a little different from your usual crowd.
If you have had exposure as a friend, family member or even have your own challenges with disability, why not share your experiences on social media. It’s a fantastic way to bridge the awkward gap between you and your friends.

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