A forum for our physically challenged members.
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its importan tto have respect fro people with disabilits and not useing the m/r word as well. any more it is verry offensiv e.
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Hey Thomas--long time no see. I couldn't agree with you more.:-6
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flopstock wrote: Is there a proper term anymore? Personally I prefer to just take someone at face value without having to decipher any label that others might care to apply.
Usually developmental disability, or learning disability or cognitive challenge works.
People works too.:wah: We are all just people..disabilities or not.
Floppy, check this thread I put up a while back.
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there is a blind guy that walks past my house every so often when he walked past i got off the pavement and stood on the grass very quietly so as i did not startle him i could not believe how he managed to find his way round the alley ways I've actually got lost walking back from the pub after a pint or two . the next time i saw him i walked up and said my name is Jim and here is my hand we shock hands and i asked if i could walk with him for i could not believe how you find your way around a massive smile lit up his face and he said ok but walk like i do with your eyes closed . so we linked arms and this brave brave wonderful person led me with my eyes closed round the alley ways explaining that he knew he was at a certain point because a dog barked etc when we got to the main road he laughed i said whats so funny he said i was nearly breaking his arm i was squeezing it so tight i was terrified but i kept my eyes closed and went home amazed at the courage of this guy, respect to this man he opened my eyes so to speak jimbo