Disabilities vs. Differences

Disabilities physical or mental doesn’t mean that you are any less that anyone else. You are strong. You live a different life than other people. The importance is how you perceive it, how it effects your identity, how you live with it.

 
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Identifying as Someone with a Disability

Disability identity refers to possessing a positive sense of self and feelings of connection to, or solidarity with, the disability community. A coherent disability identity is believed to help individuals adapt to disability, including navigating related social stresses and daily hassles. -apa.org

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Famous People with Disabilities

Thom Hartman, Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, Einstein, etc.

HuffPost: 10 Majorly Successful People With Disabilities

Thom Hartman: Hunter & Farmer

Montgomery School : Famous people with disabilities

Sunrise medical : 8 famous people who exemplify overcoming their disability

Special Edu: 25 Famous People with Learning Disorders

Attitude Mag: The 9 Things People with Learning Disabilities Want You to Know

Videos

Check out our Youtube playlist; The Cut’s “People with Eating Disorders | One Word”;TEDtalks also cover many different topics related to various disabilities.

*Be advised that these videos may contain mature language and content.*

"I know I seemed fine...but I felt like a monster." RESOURCES: National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/ 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text NAMI to 741741, or email at info@nami.org Psychology Today therapist finder https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-8255 Crisis Text Line https://www.crisistextline.org/ Boldly BuzzFeedYellow has changed its name to Boldly.

Special Thanks: Pamela Rae Schuller @PamelaComedy Eman Rimawi @Eman_Rimawi Credits: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bfmp/videos/57021

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