I want to
talk a little about listening to people.
I was at work, fell while I was
outside, due to a problem with my balance. No one was around to assist me, so I
had to try to get up on my own.I
eventually got up and went inside my workplace and tried to tell co-workers and
supervisors that I wasn’t feeling well.
My supervisors listened to me, but my
coworkers thought I was playing a game. Eventually an accident happened and I
had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. It wasn’t until the accident happened
that people took me seriously, therefore, I felt like I was being treated as a
When people tell their parents or teachers something that may sound
silly to them, don’t assume that they are playing games. For the person who has
disabilities, that is an important message to get out; they need to be heard. I
think listening is a big way to help their confidence.