Approximately 56.7 million people have a disability in America, with about half of them being severe. Most of those 56.7 million people get treated differently just because of their disability, but most of them are capable of doing the same things everyone else can. People with disabilities should be treated the same as everyone else, no matter what kind of treatment people gave them in the past, whether we can see their disability or not, or if we believe they can't do something they can. Throughout history the treatment of the handicapped community has been not fair and rude. Prior to the 1800’s, people that had disabilities had to stay at home and get care at their house and didn't get to go out. According to http://paul-burtner.dental.ufl.edu…show more content… This fostered the establishment of University of Affiliated Facilities which provided care to people with disabilities.¨ I believe that seeing someone with a lot of power like the president care about and try and help the disabled made other people want to help them. Prior to and during the 1800´s people with disabilities were not treated the best, but over the year they got treated better,and got better opportunities for healthcare.
People can be in two different categories for their disability, visible and invisible disabilities. An invisible disability can be defined as disabilities that are not immediately apparent to the person that has it, and others around that person. According to https://www.disabled-world.com, ¨According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.¨ When someone thinks about a disability they think of someone in a wheelchair or someone that needs help with…show more content… We've treated people with disabilities differently and wrong for a long time and it's time for a chance and for them to be treated like everyone