How to Stop Being Awkward with Individuals Who Have Disabilities Right Now

According to research by Scope in 2014, “67% of people feel uncomfortable when talking to a disabled person.” This awkwardness often stems from a fear of seeming patronizing or saying the wrong thing, or a lack of life experiences with individuals with disabilities. It doesn’t have to be this way though. You can change the way you think about disabilities and how you interact with those who have disabilities, but it’s going to take some conscious effort on your part. We’re here to support you as you learn to confront your prejudices and change your thought process and behavior. To start, here’s some tips on how to stop feeling uncomfortable or being awkward with individuals with disabilities

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