New Ways of Thinking and Revolutionary Common Sense
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help.
All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Sir Walter Scott
Ask and You Shall Receive
We all need help. In the best-case scenario, we’re not afraid to ask for the help we need from family members, neighbors, friends, and even strangers.
Individuals with disabilities may need a little more help throughout their lives. Many are accustomed to receiving help from people in the human services industry. And there’s little fear in asking for that type of help since these services are legally-mandated entitlements.
As more children and adults are included in schools, jobs, and community activities, they have more opportunities to interact with “ordinary people” (not just paid providers). And in the best-case scenario, they’ll learn to rely on these new friends and acquaintances for help—just the way people without disabilities do. Many, however, may be hesitant or fearful to ask for assistance, or they may not know how to ask for what they need. But this can change! Click here to continue.