Combating the problems of being disabled can be very challenging. But what makes it even more challenging is how other people perceive it. Overcoming the humiliation of being disabled involves its own issues varying from prejudice to stereotype and discrimination.
The stigma of disability can even extend to other members of the family. The disabled individual may be treated differently or excluded by those surrounding him/her, and that usually happens to the parents and siblings. The confidence and self-respect of the disabled and those in his/her family may suffer.