At the end of my last blog, which was about Seeing Beyond Disability , I mentioned a social connection of mine that might progress. Since that post, my relationship has done just that, and I have spent some time thinking about dating and disability. Online dating has made it easier for people in general to meet each other. However, living in this day and age of online connections, a double-edge sword presents itself. Every day -- the ability to be more socially connected or to be more lonely.
For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed
Disabled Dating No Loneliness But Love and Fun😗
If you are in your mid to late 50s or older and have an intellectually disabled adult child living at home, you are part of the first generation whose disabled kids may well outlive them. Advances in medical care have made it possible for your child to have a normal or close to normal lifespan. Maybe you are beginning to feel your age. Maybe your health and strength are failing. Your child has been the center of your life for decades and depends on you to be the buffer between him and the world. One day you wake up and realize you are faced with a new and frightening dilemma: Who will provide the same love and care when you are too old or frail or sick to manage or when you are gone? You have given your child the gift of a loving family life well into adulthood.
Disabled Dating for Single Adults: Sites That Do Work!
It wasn't by my boss or even the LPN on duty, but by one of the residents. He called me over saying, "Hey new girl," before continuing to tell me, "You're fired! The same day, I watched as a co-worker changed and dressed several residents, a little horrified by the amount of poop that they were dealing with in such a calm fashion.
On this website we stress respect in relationships, whether of a romantic nature or not. We suggest that young people need to determine their values and personal standards in the areas of dating and sexuality with family members and others whom they trust. Young people who lack guidance and education in these areas are at a disadvantage. Educators may find useful materials in the Dating and Sexuality sections for Young Adults and Families.