Quotes to Consider
I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating." – Helen Keller
"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."
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.
"We, the one's who are challenged, need to be heard. To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being."
– Robert M. Hensel. Born with spina bifida, holds Guinness World Record for longest non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair – 6.178 miles. Also a poet and writer.
"What may look like compassion to some people looks more like contempt to many of us with disabilities who have too often heard that someone else thinks we would be better off dead."
– Diane Coleman, President of Not Dead Yet
"It is not our disability that is the problem, but rather it is the way our disabilities, are viewed by others." – Drexel Deal, chair of the Disabled Persons' Organization