The best way to interact with people who have disabilities is to see them the way they see themselves, which can definitely be a challenge as we exist in our own minds. Take cues from the person with disabilities. If they demonstrate a high level of independence, then don’t try to do things for them or “baby” them in any way.
If a person with disabilities requests assistance, then help. In either case, you allow them to showcase how they wish to be treated.
Here are some simple yet effective ways to empower those with disabilities.