Because they are more likely to be perceived as powerless and physically helpless (depending on their condition), people with disabilities usually have fewer opportunities to learn their sexual likes and dislikes, or to set emotional boundaries with an intimate partner.
To be a good communicator with people with a learning disability you need to: use accessible language. avoid jargon or long words that might be hard to understand. be prepared to use different communication tools. follow the lead of the person you’re communicating with.
Dating, romance and sex culture largely avoids disability. Few, if any, are directed at people looking to date or already dating someone with a disability. That’s a problem the other 80 percent of Americans should probably care about. People who have disabilities, whether visible or invisible, are datable.Jul 1, 2017
Talking about your disability That way you can focus on all the things you will be able to do together, rather than telling him about the ‘doomed life ahead’. When you do talk about it, make sure you let him express his concerns, talk things through and come up with solutions together.Dec 28, 2017