Handicapped Kids Have A Life Too!


Defining a handicap

The American Disability Association defines a handicap as a physical, mental, or a disorder of any kind that prohibits a person from doing normal activities like others. Thus, before someone is declared disabled, many criteria have to be fulfilled. These criteria are physical, personal and mental.

If there is no visible physical signs of disability in a child that doesn't mean he or she cannot be a handicap. You could be wrong in judging him and would be required to inspect every field of his capability. A child may, physically, seem fit or normal but mentally he may not have the ability to be a normal individual. He could be incapable to do those things his counterparts do without any trouble.

Handicapped kids need more attention and care, because they may not be mentally strong enough to handle themselves like other children. They may feel very low and outcast. This happens when they can’t play football, basketball, or any other games that require physical agility and strength.

A grown-up man can understand and may be mentally strong to accept his condition, but children are incapable of such wisdom. The trauma may not be bearable and they may suffer from further complications of behavior, social interactions, and mental growth.

The government and other organizations of child welfare are concerned for all such possible outcomes and emphasize that there is the need for more attention and care for such kids. With this view and perspective, they have announced many programs and laws, so that the kids are not discriminated against.

Helping the handicapped

First of all, they passed laws to facilitate the environment in schools, colleges, libraries, and buses. This is done to ensure that they can have the comfort to move around. There must be special provisions of lawns, corridors, and toilets in the school premises for them. Also, a special training is conducted for teachers and parents to deal with such handicapped kids by various agencies.