financial and physical. Emotional abuse is the most difficult to erase'
'It's largely about attitudes for me. People taking me for a mug, making
me feel stupid or laughing at me'
'Regularly in shops and supermarkets. I hand over my credit card and
it is usually given to whoever happens to be with me to sign!'
'Making fun of sign language and testing my hearing behind my back'
'When I was young, people used to call me 'Spastic' because I had cerebral
palsy. Now when people see me at a bus stop on the street they look at
me as if I'm a monster. Nobody says anything; its just the way they stare
at me. When I get on a bus, people get up and move away from me. I say
to myself, 'Don't worry, the problem is with them, not with me', and I
continue to live my life. The way I look at it, they're not worth it'
'My son has been discriminated against by other parents at school. He
has been excluded from parties and events. Also sporting activities and
clubs and association we have tried to join. And most importantly childcare
'Discrimination by the job centre and by the sports clubs nearly all
the time, very disappointing'
'Job interview - was asked indiscreet questions as to my physical ability
and competence, such as could I eat without assistance, totally unrelated
to the job description'
'I got on a bus that was fairly crowded. A young boy got up from the
disabled person's seat for me only to be pulled back by his father who
shouted that he'd had to pay for his son's fare but I was traveling for
free. No one said anything in my defence and I was left standing'
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