Equality For People With Abilities

Terry has a soft heart and a passion for helping people with all abilities, he wants spread awareness about people with abilities and the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.
NDIS participant using laptop with support worker

Terry feels strongly that people with abilities in society are discriminated against even to this day, he feels as though there are many challenges and hurdles for people with disabilities. Terry truly feels we are all equal and at the end of the day we are all human beings, deserving to be treated with the same respect and the same opportunities. Terry wants to see change in the industry that he and many others rely upon, Terry has experienced being treated differently his whole life, this has led him to want to speak up on the issue, as well as make change in the world.

“Its hurtful when people treat you with dis-respect and they think they can target you because you are different”. Terry explains that about a year ago, there was a support worker who treated him very badly and took advantage of him, this incident sparked a passion in Terry to speak up for those less abled.

Terry’s passion has led him to start a musical group for people with abilities at the local community hub in Corio. Terry and others have started a group which is creating a song about rights for people with abilities, Terry feels like creating and singing a song about his opinions helps get the message across in a more loving way, as opposed to yelling, screaming and getting angry. Terry says this outlet has helped him express his feelings in a nice way which has in turn also helped him deal with some traumatic experiences he has lived through in the past. As well as helping others deal with their own experiences and trauma.

People with autism often face discrimination and are treated differently due to a lack of understanding and misconceptions. The unique behaviours and communication styles of individuals with autism might be misunderstood or seen as unusual, leading to social stigma and exclusion. Society’s expectations of ‘normal’ behaviour often overlook the diverse ways in which people experience the world. This lack of awareness and acceptance can result in individuals with autism being marginalized or treated with disrespect, denying them the equal opportunities and understanding they rightfully deserve. Education and awareness are crucial to fostering a more inclusive society where individuals with autism are valued for their unique perspectives and contributions.

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