Disability: The Lesser Known Side
It can be assumed that at some point in every person’s life, they have come across, or been involved in an accident. We all know the risks associated with motor accidents, the fatality statistics, and the chances of surviving as a cripple in the harsh new world. What less people know about, though, is that disability is not just something that happens through tragic accidents. There is a less famous side to it, one that is equally is dark.
Disability as a Birth Defect
Yearly, an average of 8 million children are born with some form of disability. While the experience is neither painful nor traumatic, the child is doomed to grow up feeling different, feeling like an outcast, feeling like he/she doesn’t fit in. This is a cursed existence, and not many children are strong enough to deal with the inevitable bullying that would result from being in a school for healthy, “normal” children. With ramifications such as depression and suicidal tendencies as a possible result of the bullying and being ignored, most parents elect to put their differently abled children in special school where they won’t be alone.
Working in a School for the Differently Abled
Schools for the differently abled are growing increasingly common as more and more children are born with defects every consecutive year. As the number of schools grows, so does the need for teachers who are skilled enough to handle the possible emotional breakdowns a child who is differently abled could experience when thinking about the future or other such melancholy topics. Because of this need for skilled teachers and instructors as well as trained guides and counsellors, schools for the differently abled now strongly recommend that a prospective employee have followed one or more disability courses prior to sending in an application or CV.
The whole point of doing one of the multitude of these courses is that you are academically trained to handle any situations that might arise when dealing with someone who is physically or mentally handicapped, after which all you will require is some real life training, which can be obtained by doing volunteer work, or by enrolling in an internship program, which is offered by most colleges and universities with disability courses on their curriculum.
Remembering that it is always difficult to deal with children because of their dramatic ways and their knack for throwing tantrums over a lack of chocolate is very important, because while dealing with someone who is disabled is hard enough, dealing with children affected by these kinds of conditions makes the former a small matter indeed.
The Gratitude of a Society
That is what is offered to you for being one of too few people who actually truly care enough about those people who are born less fortunately, and less blessed, that yourselves. As they say, a good deed will always come back to you, and if you are one of those select few who chose a life of nurturing and caring for the youngsters who are not disabled, but simply special in their own way, then it can be guaranteed that you will be richly rewarded in some way in the future.