New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.
Welcome to Conversations on Disability. Please do not let the conversation end. Visit our NHU Community Forum to engage in this and other important conversations with your peers.
New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgment and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.
What is it like for disabled individuals and their families to live in a world which moves at a different pace,
a world that has different abilities and different options?
What is it like to try to balance all these differences without any additional time beyond the same 24-hour day,
seven days a week, allotted to all?
A disabled child has extraordinary needs which require a great deal of time. More time is needed for many everyday things,
for example: to dress, to eat, or to clean up.
Hurrying is not an option.
Hurrying can cause an increase in difficulty, increasing frustration, and making tasks even more difficult.
Frequently, one finds there is insufficient time to meet the basic needs of the family: appointments, home maintenance, shopping, haircuts, etc.
Arranging for and waiting for special van transportation can often, only make things worse.
It's often not possible to do it alone!
Help would make a big difference!
One family has found it pays to be gentle with themselves,
to not have super human expectations,
to know, at the end of each day, they have done their best,
aware their best is often, not good enough, but it is all there is,
and tomorrow, they can "begin again."
--------------------------A Conversation with a Mother of Adult Children with Disabilities, (copyright 1997, June 30, 2006)
For more on the topic of Disability Experiences:
Community & Internet Resources /
News Publication and News /
Personal Experience Form
If you have questions or ideas, information and solutions that you would like to
share with us, contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to use
our NHU E-Mail Form or NHU Community Forum, click on the links below.
© Copyright 2006, New Horizons Un-Limited Incorporated
[Updated June 30, 2006]
NHU has no liability for content or goods on the Internet.