Disability is a challenge many face around the world, but it doesn’t have to mean unemployment and a lack of meaningful work. This October we celebrate more than 70 years of disability inclusion with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
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Have I ever mentioned that my husband and I coach track, field, and archery? Well, he coaches field and archery and I coach track and basically act as team “mom” while my husband is the “fun” one. For three or so months out of every year our life gets put on hold… the grass doesn’t get mowed, there are only weeds in the garden, our fridge remains empty, and our friends forget who we are because track season is upon us.
I started to become aware of the existence of my disability through the stares and general lack of awareness of other people around the age of four. I did not feel different- I was just a girl who liked long dresses and the color blue. Other people were aware of my walking differences before I was.