Even though the law concerning disabled people seems to be better than it was before, they are still isolated from the society (economically, socially, and politically) because there is no punishment if the law is not abided.
According to data from May 2011, 64% of disabled public officer positions are empty. Politicians are very nonchalant to the situation. Again, in May 2011, Health Minister Recep Akdağ said “We gave you a job even though your eyes cannot see.” in response to a complaint from a blind employee of Batman District Hospital.
There are many nonprofit organizations to inform the society, but their sources are very limited since the government does not support them. Their only income is the donations they get from people who are sensitive about this. Most people are not aware of the severity of the matter. They feel pity for the disabled, they think that disabilities are diseases that should be cured by medical treatment. Families think that others will treat them with condemn because they have a handicapped child.
Another big problem for the disabled is finding jobs. They are not educated enough to get a job that can provide them enough money for their needs. The reason behind this is that most disabled children cannot go to school. There are not enough schools for them to attend, and the ones that are suitable are very expensive.
The only way to overcome this is to inform the public that a disability is not a disease, and that disabled people have equal rights in the society with everyone else. Until the government sets proper regulations in favor of the disabled people, nonprofit organizations are the only hope there is.