A Dis ABILITY History by Valerie Cheers Brown

“My ability is stronger than my disability.” – Valerie Cheers Brown

According to Centers for Disease Control CDC: 1 in 5 American adults live with a disability in the United States.  The study, drawn from 2013 data, says 53 million Americans have a disability.

Did you know that one of our founding fathers served in 1776 despite a disability?

Stephen Hopkins, a man with cerebal palsy, is one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Hopkins is known for saying “My hands may tremble, my heart does not.”

People with disabilities were in the Olympics which were began in 1968 and just goes to show that sometimes the things we cannot change end up changing us.  “My ability is stronger than my disability.” – Valerie Cheers Brown

This information is intended to help those with and without disabilities to find out about the rich history of individuals with disabilities whom did not let them stop them from pursuing their visions.

Although planned fundamentally for those with disabilities, the knowledge can be utilized as a part of numerous approaches to instruct a more extensive gathering of people also.

Beginning in the blink of an eye before the United States was established, this information highlights case of the astounding differing qualities, innovativeness, and administration that have formed the disability group and American society.

Included is an intelligent movement for use with gatherings to exhibit societal and statutory occasions that have added to and keep on contributing to the genuine combination of individuals with disabilities in the public eye.

This information is another asset for the developing national development to have disability history known to many who just may not know about many who become way before us in history with disabilities who you just may not believe had a disability.

Please find the timeline of the disability history which gives reinterpretation beginning with the 1700’s early progress,1800’s continued progress and human rights, 1900’s modern advancements and civil rights and the 2000’s paving the way for the future progress.

To begin, simply click on the century markers below, and then the decade markers that will appear. You can also expand the entire timeline. Alternatively, you can view the PDF version of the timeline..

There is a good read called, “A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielson which was the first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present.




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