Quotations on Disability

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I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability.
- Susan Boyle
(Keywords: People, Ability, Awareness, Disability, Want)

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.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Keywords: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

I take advantage of every thing I can - age, hair, disability - because my cause is just.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Keywords: Age, Cause, Disability, Hair)

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
- Christopher Eccleston
(Keywords: Dad, Disability, Learning, Quick)

I put up a huge wall of denial. It was years before I was able to break through it... accepting that your child has a disability, especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed, is one of the hardest things to come to terms with.
- Anne Ford
(Keywords: Denial, Disability, Years)

Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own, but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability, Americans as a whole should come to their aid.
- Jacob Hacker
(Keywords: Work, People, Americans, Disability, Disaster, Help, Retirement)

For me, disability is a way of getting some extremity, some kind of very difficult situation, that throws an interesting light on people.
- Mark Haddon
(Keywords: People, Disability, Light)

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Family, Work, Burden, Disability, Disease, Kids)

It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others.
- Naomi Judd
(Keywords: God, Americans, Disability, Public, Will)

It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using.
- Marlee Matlin
(Keywords: Ability, Disability, Word)

Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: Women, Age, Financial, American, Disability, Income, Old, Safety, Security)

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Keywords: Health, Disability, Joy, Scientists, Style, Thinking)

People didn't always see a person with a disability who had to use a ramp or elevator as people who have been given unnecessary privileges. But I run into that often now. People are saying, 'Why do we have to go to great expense for these people?'
- Major Owens
(Keywords: People, Disability, Now, Saying)

The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- Ike Skelton
(Keywords: Knowledge, Goal, Disability, Disease, Disorder, Help, Research)

So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
- Robert Sternberg
(Keywords: Consequences, Disability, Example, Learning, Will)

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