Unfortunately, there still seems to be a stigma behind disability, which means parents and family won’t always know how to behave or deal with their child or their sibling’s disability.
I think another reason why families, don’t always know how to deal with a disability is because they’re simply not equipped to help or deal with their child with the disability. Siblings aren’t equipped or sure either. They usually take the lead from their parents.
Families are embarrassed by what they deal with, so instead of learning to embrace their child’s disability, they shy away from the disability instead. Society doesn’t make things easy either, because they’re still less accepting of disability. We’re not moving forward quick enough.
When it comes to disability, it is often a culmination of embarrassment and not being able to cope with the fact that a child is born with a disability that family don’t cope. Although parents are often well intentioned, their ability to cope may decrease, once reality sets in and the task in hand becomes too great.
I still believe the more society is accepting of people who deal with disabilities, the more families will learn to be accepting, the less they will need to deal with the stigma.