I figured if my story could change a person’s mind about another person, or especially a child’s mind about another child, then it was the right thing to do.
Mair had never told most of his classmates he has Asperger’s, or that he received social therapy treatment when he was younger.
Disabling the Stereotypes (article) The Life Stories: Wider Worlds seminar is part of a trailblazing new project, the Disability Studies Initiative. The program attacks the stigma associated with people with disabilities and helps students explore an issue that is complex and often misunderstood. The initiative also educates students about disability-related careers in design, medicine, human services, and other professions.
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“The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life…”