Elephant in the Room with Feel Good Inspirational Stories

I know this is a year old Facebook post, but I came across it recently and it got my little hamster wheel turning. I think it still deserves some serious thought and contemplation even now.

Let me explain ableism to you.

Yes the person was kind. I will not in any way argue that. However we ARE ignoring the elephant in the room here. Take the example described in this Facebook post. It could have been used to raise the awareness for the need of increased community integration and in-home care providers. Why was this person ever left alone to beg for help in the first place? No one stopped to raise awareness around that one question. No one ever stopped to even address that. No one tried to take the time to come up with a more permanent and reliable solution for this man.

Isn’t it time we start correcting that?

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