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Disability Worksheet

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You can read through these and answer the questions for yourself, and if you like you can download a PDF to print out and write your answers on.

  • How do I feel about being a person with a disability?
  • Do I feel comfortable talking about my disability with others? 
  • Do I think having a disability is something of which to be proud?
  • Who in my life can I trust when I need to talk about my disability?
  • What are some aspects of living with a disability where I struggle? What resources are out there to help me through those struggles?
  • What are some activities that I want to do that I think I cannot do? Is there another way of doing the activity that would work for me?
  • What are some things I can do that my friends cannot do?

Suggestions For Further Reading About Disability:

  1. Shapiro, Joseph No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement, 
  2. Times Books, ©1994 
  3. Fleischer, Doris & Zames, Frieda The Disability Rights Movement: From Charity to Confrontation, Temple Univ, ©2001 
  4. Charlton, James Nothing About Us, Without Us, University of California Press, Berkeley, ©1998

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