Shortcuts to Disabilities
What's It Like?
Have you ever wondered what it was like to be blind? Have
you ever closed your eyes and put your hands over them......pretending
that you couldn't "see" while laughing and giggling? When I was
little I would try to cross my eyes so that I could see double. Like I
thought the kid in school could.....they called him "ole two eyes".....(I
now understand he had strabismus or lazy eye which means his eye muscles
weren't strong enough to keep his eyes straight). My mom used to yell at
me and say, "Better watch out, or they may get stuck like that forever!"
Kids are naturally curious and we DO TRY TO UNDERSTAND!!!
On this page we have some examples of visible disAbilities.
To learn more about these types of DisAbilities to help take some of the mystery out of it - visit the pages, represented by icons at the bottom portion of the age.
Shown Below:three incredible individuals
whom live daily with challenges most of us could never understand!
From Left to right: Judith Heumann,As Assistant Secretary of Education
for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Cole Martin,
Katie Macleod, Patrick Macleod, Decoy (Comm. Williams Helper),
and Bob Williams,Commissioner for the Administration on Developmental Disabilities
From left to right: Katie Macleod, Cole Martin
and Patrick Macleod.
Sitting: Rosangela Berman-Bieler,journalist,
publisher, advocate and disability rights activist
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Fletcher, C.S. (NO DATE)Helen Keller Quote,[1997, June 4].
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