but still I can do something;
As an individual with a disability, I know (or am learning) my limitations and, in short, what I can and cannot do. No one else can ever know this in the way I do. That makes me the one and only expert on myself and my abilities. I ask for the same respect awarded any other able-bodied individual: the right to choose for myself. To be given the same opportunities as everyone else in an everyday situation and to choose whether or not to do something as any other person would be given that choice. And the right to have my desires respected. To do otherwise is discrimination based on perceived ability or disability ... it is (dis)ableism.
1- "ableism, n.". OED Online. March 2011. Oxford University Press. 18 April 2011