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Disability - living with someone who has a disability

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Being disabled means not being able to do things that other people of the same age can do because of how your body or mind works.

Most people who have a disability will be able to do lots of normal things and have lots of fun and enjoyable times. But, some of the time life will be difficult and may be unhappy for them.

Some people with severe disabilities, who need other people to look after them all the time, may not even be able to show when they are feeling happy.

Sometimes people are unkind when they are faced by something or someone different. 

Many young people under 18 do a lot of the care for someone in their family who has a disability. It can be very difficult for a young person to juggle caring for a disabled person with school or work commitments. You could find some information and support from:

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