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Old 10-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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FYI: Disabilities come in many forms [And thanks for your kind help!]

My signature mentions my father being disabled so I have greatly appreciated those who have helpfully posted advice about my search for fifth-wheels for a permanent rural site in Texas.

However, I just want to remind everyone that not all disabilities involve wheelchairs. In his case, it is gradual blindness, chronic pain disorder, and other life-changing complications. He walks slowly but rarely uses a wheelchair.

So I simply wanted to remind everyone that "disabled" and "wheelchair-bound" are not synonyms. Someone can be fully mobile and yet be on medical disability and unable to continue their careers.

Thank you all again for your kind assistance and informative replies to our various questions on these forums.
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As some one who has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and received a batchlor of social work degree after I retired I will absolutely agree that not all disabilities are visible or apparent. Because you have a 'disability' does not mean that you can not contribute or be productive, or even have a gift. One of the aspects of aspergers in me is a hunger to know.
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As some one who has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and received a batchlor of social work degree after I retired I will absolutely agree that not all disabilities are visible or apparent. Because you have a 'disability' does not mean that you can not contribute or be productive, or even have a gift. One of the aspects of aspergers in me is a hunger to know.
True indeed! A friend of mine who was diagnosed Aspergers is quite a mathematical genius. And Dr. Hugh Ross earned a Ph.D. in astrophysics (or perhaps it was astronomy) long before he realized that he is Aspergers.

Yes, we all come with a mixture of complex characteristics.

I supposed it is natural that people would tend to associate "disabled" with mobility problems.
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Yup, I look OK until you see the small oxygen tank on my back in a back pack with the nasal canula stuck in my nose.
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