Disable people are the same as everyone else. The problem comes in when the person who was taking care of them is not around. When they are gone it seems the whole world crumbles. Loneliness is felt and there is nothing as bad as the feeling that no one else cares.
A few years ago, a child born with a handicapping condition was not expected to live very long. Today, people with congenital or acquired disabilities are living near normal life spans. Unfortunately, when family members, particularly parents who have been the primary caregivers, die or become ill, the person with a disability is placed in a precarious situation.