How do I ask about someone’s disability or about their child’s disability?
Updated: Apr 18, 2022
Always come from a place where you are willing to listen and learn.
Create a safe space to have those intimate and raw conversations. Understand that you may not fully understand and that is okay.
Through my lived experiences, here are a few ways I would suggest approaching questions like this …
Is it okay to ask about X?
I really want to support you. Can you teach me more about X so that I can be apart of your journey?
I would like to know about X because I care about you.
I was looking online / reading and it said X about X. Is that true for you?
Remember that those with disabilities have the capacity to love like any other.
Please keep in mind that this is my own personal opinion through my own personal experiences and through conversations with others in similar situations.