Moving from 'Dis'-ability to 'Different'-ability
Thank you Scope for doing such a brilliant work. I have a suggestion, so posting it here in case anyone also wants to comment.
I suggest that we all start calling our friends with special needs as 'differently'-able rather than 'dis'-abled. In my experience, to help people with special needs, an important thing that we as a society need to do is to make them feel an equal part of us by the way we perceive and speak to them. Their needs maybe special just because their abilities are visibly different from majority of people but that does not make them a different part of the society. Words are a powerful medium. We 'dis'-able them by calling them dis-able. It's a 2-way communication. They may have abilities that we may not have; we just need to start understanding, recognising and learning from them too.