Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Narrow Mind is not Covered by the ADA (American's with Disabilities Act)

A narrow mind is not covered by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), but the National Library Services for the blind and Physically Handicapped and Learning Ally have books to help heal the hurt that comes from being bullied or verbally abused as most people who are living with blindness, low vision, and other disabilities have experienced as children or adults.  Narrow minds can be found anywhere from in the home, in the community, and in the media.  Bullying of people who live with disabilities is so rare that public demonstrations of it are especially repugnant.  It is most difficult to observe when people who are living with disabilities are bullying or verbally abusing each other.  Sometimes it is not clear where teasing ends and bullying or verbal abuse begins.  If you or someone you know has been bullied or verbally abused or you are not sure, here are some resources that will help: 

The Verbally Abusive Relationship:  How to Recognize It and How to Respond

A Complaint-free World:   How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You always wanted"

The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse:  Getting off the Emotional Roller Coaster and Regaining Control of Your Life

Will I Ever be good enough?  Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

You Can't Say that to Me:  Stopping the Pain of Verbal Abuse, an 8 Step Program