Disabled Young People
Being disabled could mean
you are unable to do some of the things that other people can do.
You may face more challenges but life can still be as fun and full
of person achievement.
Being a young person can
be a tough time, sometimes it’s even harder with a disability.
Everyone wants to fit in and it can be easy to feel you are alone.
Remember you don’t have to go it alone – there’s load s of support
out there for you.
Up until now, your
parents have probably made all your decision – now you may be able
to start to make some choices for yourself.
A good education can
improve your chances later in life, education is important for
Just because you are disabled in some way does
not mean you can’t live a full and exciting life. Aim high and
What to look out for:
There are many different sorts of
- You might use a wheelchair, or you may be
hearing or speech-impaired, or you might have a learning
- If you have a disabled friend or relative,
try to see things from their point of view. Chances are they don’t
want your sympathy, just your understanding.
What to do:
- Joining a club or group where you can chat to
other people with similar difficulties.
- If you are feeling down or there are things
your school could do to make it a better place for you to be, tell
Speak to your school nurse.
Action for Kids
Keeping Children and Young People safe is everybodies