Unfortunately, anyone with Cerebral Palsy will know how hard it is, not only to deal with the physical side of the condition, but the neurological side as well.
As a child, I had problems with feel and texture and still do, but sadly there is little understanding, particularly around family when it comes to neurological issues. I wasn’t altogether believed and unless the issue is seen, or is known about; the debate from others will always continue.
There is still much ignorance around Cerebral Palsy today, because people fail to understand and appreciate this is a neurological condition that makes up the Cerebral Palsy scenario. It’s not just what they see with us physically.
Considering our neurological issues form the bigger part of the Cerebral Palsy scenario, there seems to be very little empathy. Generally, people aren’t always interested and don’t want to learn or listen, but they would still be quick to comment if they thought we’d said something out of context because of what we deal with, which differs from what they see as the norm.
Neurologically we’re completely re-wired, so they won’t always see or understand what we deal with. People don’t listen to what we say, they’re listening instead to what they want to hear and will often answer us on what they think they’ve heard.