- Few disabilities affect all areas of functioning. Most students find only a narrow range of activity affected by their particular disability.
- Many persons find themselves feeling awkward, fearful, or self-conscious when interacting with persons with disabilities. Remember that simple common sense, courtesy, caring and experience will reduce these initial reactions.
- Avoid actions that call attention to disabilities. An example would be: insisting that a student with a spinal cord injury sit "up front" where attention is drawn to the disability, or discussing the disability in front of the class.