I know there is advice and initiatives out there for Carers and family but i thought it would be useful to have some points discussed that would be helpful to be considered. They may only seem 'small' issues but they will help make a difference and it all adds up!
* Don't move the chair out of reach unless you check first and if you do, at least put it back..that chair means independence * Don't lean on the chair when chatting, its part of our personal space * looking up to talk can be a literal pain in the neck so please sit down when you to our level * Don't sit in the chair without asking first if it isnt being used * Dont be tempted to push to help without asking first...it has happened to me with a stranger and it gave me a slight shock! * Dont apply all the advice to wheelers that you may be given..such as dont do this and that because we wont like it...Not all of us have issues and chips on our shoulders so just ask us anything * The chair does not make us disabled, its simply how we get about...we are just like everyone else
Feel free to add anymore..I kept the old obvious ones off as 'talk to the the chair user and not the carer' they are almost stereotyping although true...Im sure there is lots of advice on that kinda stuff
I like this pic...2 members of the royal family playing chair rugby,...yes we do have fun and chair rugby is amazing for AB's too!