Disturbing findings published in a new report have revealed that too many people are ignorant and narrow-minded when it comes to considering the lifestyle people with disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), can lead.
Fighting Back – ordinary people battling the everyday effects of MS, was launched on Monday by the MS Society to mark MS Awareness Week this week.
It highlights the impact MS has on people’s emotions and relationships, social life and work life. It also reveals the full extent of alarming stigmas and negative attitudes that exist towards disabled people.
Over 100,000 people in the UK are living with MS. In Northern Ireland, more than 4,000 people are affected by the neurological condition, one of the highest prevalence rates in the world.
A ComRes poll, commissioned for the report, of more than 2,000 British adults shows one in five (21 per cent) people think disabled people need to accept they cannot have the same opportunities in life as non-disabled people and one in four (24 per cent) believe disabled people often exaggerate the extent of their physical limitations.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479