Moving out on your own has its challenges for anyone, but a unique set of challenges arises when you have a physical disability and require assistance from others to accomplish activities of daily living. Figuring out what you actually need help with and what you are capable of accomplishing on your own as well as the niceties of having them there to help is something that everyone who has support staff has to figure out.
What I mean by the niceties: the things that you can probably problem solve on your own, but having the help would free up your energy to do things you actually enjoy, things of leisure and recreation if you will. It is a fine balance I feel as sometimes people in support roles end up coming across as overly helpful, they mean well, but end up helping you in areas where you are actually capable and have the energy to do it on your own, sometimes I have to bite my tongue from saying something like how do you think I manage when you are not here. I know they mean well and I appreciate the help but it’s a bit frustrating when they want to help with the things I can do for myself.
Do you find people to be overly helpful at times?
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