In my last post I wrote about the role of an attendant for teens with adolescents. Today I still have an attendant, and although they still play a part in my life the role and the people who fulfill it has changed over the years.
Today it isn’t about building a sense of social inclusion the role is helping me achieve a sense independence. I realized early in my life that my sense of independence for me is not defined by if I can do something solely for myself but knowing that it is okay to ask for help. Frankly, I could probably many of the tasks that the attendant does for me. For example, I could probably wash dishes, but honestly, honestly it is easier to have the attendant do it for me. This isn’t the fact that I am lazy it is simply these things that the attendant do for me would probably take longer than you can imagine. So it would simply be much easier and allow me to free up energy to do other things that I enjoy. My attendants now help with personal care, meal prep and light cleaning. It is interesting to me that I have noted that some see me as independent so therefore think it is somehow lazy on my part to have an attendant help me
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