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"Why Our Perspective and Presence As People with Disabilities Matters"

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:16pm

Ruth , from Wheelie Catholic, writes of society's need to better understand and respect the perspectives of people with disabilities. She says that this understanding and respect is essential to real inclusion.

I know from my educational experiences that a major hurdle is getting an able-bodied teacher or staff member to recognize that I have a perspective that is likely unfamiliar to him or her. Of course, recognizing that people with disabilities have unique perspectives isn't even remotely possible if respect for our humanity doesn't exist first.

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