Wednesday, March 8, 2017

When To Get A Disabled Parking Placard

Handicapped parking is one of the more controversial issues in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Many people have mixed feelings about the need to park in designated parking spaces that offer some level of increased access to public and private facilities. The social stigma and lack of understanding from others can make the decision to obtain a disabled parking permit a difficult one.

While I’ve never been subject to insensitive comments — “but you don’t LOOK disabled” or “you really shouldn’t be parking there” — I do remember considering whether getting a permit might be a good idea or not. I had only been diagnosed with MS for about one year and was managing my limitations well, but I knew that it would be easier to get around if I had one.

Read this post in its entirety:
Why Should You Get a Disabled Parking Placard?


  1. Lisa, I went from a broken foot to an MS diagnosis - june 1, 2017
    From twitter to blogs, I have expanded circle of reference and am reading and learning of the world which awaits me. Esp this disabled permit. I look forward to reading you...
    VR, Anuradha

    1. Welcome, Anu. You will find many great bloggers and kind people in this community.