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All Quotes with the tag - Disability
" A disability can be anything that you are insecure about, and I teach people that when challenges come your way, you need to face them, you need to embrace these new norms and these challenges, and you need to defy them and conquer them. "
" A lot of the time, when people meet someone in a wheelchair, or with some disability, it's the first thing they notice, but they don't know how to react. "
" Around 20 million premature and low-birth weight babies are born every year and are at high risk of death or disability because of hypothermia. "
" Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation. "
" Before taking up dressage, I'd distanced myself from the Paralympics because I hadn't wanted to be defined by my disability. Then when I grew up and got an office job, things started to change. I'm actually allergic to horses, but I'm even more allergic to paperwork! "
" Being unconscious is the ultimate disability. "
" 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.
" Disability doesn't make you exceptional, but questioning what you think you know about it does. "
" Disability has become a form of permanent welfare for a lot of folks. It's not that hard to prove a mental illness or mental issues or pain issues. "
" Disability, in general, hasn't been included in the conversation about inclusivity. "
Jason Winston George
" Disability in the Middle East is viewed through a different lens because you're in wartime countries where it's much more mainstream, so I was just never 'other'd. "
" Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. "
" Disability is as visual as race. If a wheelchair user can't play Beyonce, then Beyonce can't play a wheelchair user. "
" Disability is often framed, in medical terms, as the ultimate disaster and certainly as a deficit. "
" Doctors are not fortune tellers, and neither am I. Having lived with disability since birth does not afford me immunity from illness. "
" Do you really think that Social Security disability insurance is part of what people think of when they think of Social Security? I don't think so. It's the fastest-growing program. It grew tremendously under President Obama. It's a very wasteful program, and we want to try and fix that. "
" Every person with a disability is an individual. "
" For me, disability is a physical experience, but it's also a cultural experience and a social experience, and for me, the word 'crip' is the one that best encapsulated all of that. "
" For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not. "
" I am convening the African Leaders Forum on Disability in partnership with Special Olympics so that a marginalized population long unrecognized does not remain in the shadows. I consider this a critical, moral and practical challenge. "
" I am so excited that society is taking so much interest in the disability sector and our belief in inclusion is getting so much media coverage. "
" I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability. "
" I can't say that my disability has helped my work, but it has allowed me to concentrate on research without having to lecture or sit on boring committees. "
" I do not identify as a person with a disability. I'm a disabled person. And I'll be a monkey's disabled uncle if I'm going to apologise for that. "
" I don't generally talk about medical terms when I discuss my position as a disabled person. I take a social rather than medical approach to disability, and so long Latin names for congenital conditions are not relevant. "
" I feel strongly that having a disability in one area makes you explore others instead. "
" If we do everything right, the best we can do is live out our potential with as little age-related disease and disability as possible. "
S. Jay Olshansky
" If you can slow the biological process of aging, even a minor slowdown in the rate at which we age yields improvements in virtually every condition of frailty and disability and mortality that we see at later ages. "
S. Jay Olshansky
" I have a strong sense that I have to educate people about disability. "
" I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad. "
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