Louise Sawaki

As Interviewed by Ari Wagen
"And everyone looks at me like: that's not how we do it, first of all, and the reason we're here is to explain to you why we think he should be removed from regular classroom and placed in a specialized setting."
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Beth Jewell

As Interviewed by Jordan Jewell
"If you see it shake or if you talk to me and I’m slurring my speech, a lot of people treat me like I’m not very smart, they may treat me like I’m not able to do something. "
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Kayla Brock

As Interviewed by Katherine Havranek
"I was really sad when I found out what had happened. I was angry at TJ for what he did because it wasn't right, and it wasn't fair even though he had the disease. It was also relieving because I knew that he would get the best care for his disease in jail."
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Patrick Rick

Miranda Simon
"Disability, the word itself, is an automatic hindrance to the person that has a disability. The best thing to do is don't look at it as a disability, look at it as an alternative to work harder in a different area that doesn't require you to aggravate that limitation."
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Dickie Joe Ladner

As Interviewed by Amalie White Wenner
"I was unable to get a job. I couldn't get in the military. I tried to get in on the naval base. I tried to work in a computer company. I tried to work at the shipyard. And no one would hire people [who were] handicapped."
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Susan Eason

As Interviewed by Roman U.
"Wouldn’t it be nice if the world ran the way it should in that everyone that is born in this country has the same rights, the same opportunities, the same educational potential? That doesn’t happen, obviously, and that’s why The ARC exists."
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Martha Diase

As Interviewed by Sophie Ayer
"All people have different abilities and disabilities; disability is just another aspect of being human."
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Christine Grant

As Interviewed by Ashley C.
"I feel most separated when I’m with people I love, so like a family reunion, and the conversation is floating around the room and I’m hearing about 1/8th of it. And that’s hard for me but I just try to be part of the ambiance. That’s where I feel most separated because those people are who I love the most. "
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Jo Ann Schatz

As interviewed by Luc Alexander
"I believe the disabled should be part of everything we do."
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Marcia Bernstein

As Interviewed by Aaron G
"You hear so much about what disabled people can not do, but these people were an example of what disabled people can do."
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Nancy Shugart

As Interviewed by Rosalind Yang
"Find what you’re passionate about, be willing to take risks, and persist."
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Susan Dolling

Sophia Takvorian
"Whoever has children and are told this and that, don't ever give up on them, keep helping them progress..."
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Alison G. Gass

As Interviewed by Marylin R.
"My passion, my love, I just feel like I’m more than just a teacher, in the last five years of teaching, I feel like more than just a teacher, I’m their advocate. And it doesn't matter if I know their name or not, I will stand up for them, no matter what."
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Archer Hadley

As Interviewed by Ethan Gilbert
"I recently talked to an AISD official about my project and how to implement it at other schools. We are all on board about it and are going to try to get it started before summer starts."
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Arnold Freedman

As Interviewed by Zoltan F.
"So I felt out of place. I was always frustrated with other people, they would talk and I would want to know what they said... At the time it was a hearing world. And it was separated from the deaf world. They're both very different cultures."
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Michelle Olson

As Interviewed by Margaret Olson
"I feel that the developing kids in my class have a better understanding of accepting different people each time they leave my class. We always want to give the kids an understanding that there is still room to learn and that we never stop learning."
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