As a working professional with Autism, Epilepsy, Social Anxiety Disorder and Bipolar, too many to count have asked me, “Why don’t you file for disability?” Don’t let this question stop you on your tracks, from dreaming, making plan to bring it to life, or even considering a future in the workforce. Beside some conditions that I know, most do not disable people from working some sort of job. More are able to work professional high pay jobs with the most common disabilities. A prime example would be Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.). It is a condition considered disability from working a job by the Social Security Administration, but do they really know what it is?
If you have A.D.D. or A.D.H.D., or know someone who does, you are very well aware that its “impairment” is mainly being easily distracted. It will be harder to focus on work, but does not mean you cannot go to college, graduate high school, go to graduate school and eventually be a high dollar earning professional in a field of choice. What it does mean, is that you will have to learn coping skills to deal with the easy distraction. Some find ways on their own, and others seek therapy to learn, but most eventually find a way to overcome the obstacle. It will never be gone but it does not have to limit your success anymore than you let it.
Even individuals with cognitive conditions can still work to some degree. If you are sensitive to stress, you may only be able to handle the stress level of entry-level professional work, or some may only be able to handle the minimal level of stress that is a part of minimum wage work. Take this back to the original question though, Does this mean you cannot work?
Personally, with my four disabilities, I am only able to work part time, but I make excellent hourly compensation doing it totally an annual income I could never make in minimum wage work, even full time. I definitely make lots more than I would on disability income. Most likely the same is true for you, unless you have one or more among the few that actually disable people 100% from work.
Another example is back problems. People can actually go on disability for having a broken back. If you are in a wheel chair or on a cane, it especially does not mean you cannot work a desk job, though it is highly likely you would not be able to, or at least struggle, will a stand up job.
Do not let the laws of the government’s definition defy you. You should drive to defy the laws of disability with ability in yourself. Life will only stop you to the degree you permit it. You believe and self-talk you cannot do something, you may not be able to do it, but tell yourself you can without letting anyone or anything stop you, and you will achieve.
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