|Barked: Tue Sep 10, '13 11:07am PST |
|I like Levi's answer. I have RSD in my upper body, not in a wheelchair and hope I never am. I don't look disabled either, sometimes I walk a little funny but I don't think people notice that. I just walk in with confidence. a lot of the time people ask if I am training Polly, I just say no she is mine and explain that not all disabilities require a wheelchair..I give them names/types of different disabilities that don't, such as, some MS, RSD, Dystonia, Fibro, diabetes, hearing dogs, allergy alert, heart conditions, PTSD, Autism and more. I tell them we are not all blind or in a wheelchair and that each dog is trained for each person's disability
At first I did feel a little self-conscious,I don't like drawing attention to my self or being bothered... but telling people this stuff, if I am asked, seems like it will educate them and they will understand SD handlers better.
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