Reflections on Disability


                 "It is a lonely existence to be a child with a
disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your
teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that
you are not just stupid." - Susan Hampshire

"Disability is not a brave struggle or 'courage in the
face of adversity.' Disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to
live." - Neil Marcus

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths
and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the
physical limitations that flow from actual impairment." - Justice
William J. Brennan

"As social movements mature, they begin to look beyond
the 'letter of the law', which emphasizes ethics and values, and
promulgate systemic changes in attitudes, behaviors and institutional
structures." - Leslie Kanes Weisman

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