No one ever thinks a handicapped placard is for a kid. Maybe it's too painful. Maybe it's easier to think that someone is abusing the right to park in a handicapped space. Trust me, it is not, in any way, a privilege.
For those with disabilities, the challenges of traveling go beyond just getting to the airport on time and figuring out the TV in their hotel rooms. But fortunately, numerous destinations in the U.S. and abroad continue to work towards making travel for the handicapped as smooth as possible.
"The only assumption I operate with now is that suffering is something we all share. I have also come to trust that few of us really want to be identified with our limitations or the story of our pain, so we might go to great lengths to prove that we are something else."