Geraldine Illinois

We need awareness about disabilities

People who are handicapped are being treated unfairly.

I think that the president should give more public service announcements about people with disabilities so the public can see what they go through.

Throughout the history of the United States people with disabilities have been treated unfairly. About 15 percent of people in the United States have disabilities .Some kids and adults have disabilities they are either born with autism, downs syndrome, marfan syndrome,etc…..

Adults and kids who are mentally or physically disabled are treated differently than people with no disability. Kids who are handicapped or disabled are two to three times more likely to be bullied at school and only 60 percent of them report that their being bullied. Kids who are being bullied end up becoming depressed or suicidal. Kids then don't want to go back to school because of what's happening to them during school. They then lose time to learn.

Adults who are disabled can't really get a job because of their handicap. People think that they can't do anything that they can't work fast enough or attend any customers or they think that the store/ restaurant won't get any customers because of their disability and how those people might be bothered by it. Adults have a harder time with finding a job getting a family.But the thing that bothers me the most is that being discriminated excluded, But the thing that impresses me is that they know how to deal with it all they can go through life without being bothered by it.

But some of these people end up committing suicide, self harming, etc..people don't really get what disabled people are going through. They think they're there fine that there's nothing wrong with them that their disability is not that bad but, in reality they're going to the hospital every single day, week, month.

What they have is complicated for everyone to understand what we have to do is raise awareness for the disabled to the people. Make people understand what they're going through is not easy for them.yeah we're not all the same were different in different ways, but we're all human beings people that's one thing that we all have in common and that we can't change.

- Geraldine

Gurrie Middle School

McGovern Period 1/2

Ms. McGovern's Period 1/2 ELA Class

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