Getting out and about
With Winter and colder weather coming along, it is much easier to stay home, rug up and watch a movie or read or listen to a good book or great music. But after a few weeks, this can get boring and you need to get out and about to see a show, sporting event or enjoy a meal with friends.
It’s the same for people with disability. Doing the same thing over and over, especially if your weekday routine is similar every day, can become annoying and frustrating.
So, on the weekend, when a routine may be more flexible, assist the person/people you are supporting to go to a musical or a sporting event. These days people with disabilities should have a Companion Card which enables a support worker free entry to a show or event while they are supporting a person with a disability. Most venues, these days, are wheelchair accessible and friendly. However, if you are not sure, it is best to check with the venue.
- What have been your experiences with getting out and about with people with disabilities?
- What are some places where you have been that were a positive and welcoming experience for people with disabilities?
- Have you been to any places which were not accessible or welcoming for people with disabilities? What did you do?