Whether or not they committed a crime, defendants with intellectual disabilities can spend years -- and in some cases, decades -- locked up with no opportunity to argue their innocence.
Today we pay homage to those heroes that have overcome great adversity in life. These men and women, through various misfortunes, have suffered incredible physical obstacles, but have come back to kick ass. We celebrate their gusto, ingenuity, and general badassedness. For your enjoyment, we bring you 10 handicapped heroes that kick ass!
10. Misty Knight
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The word “can’t” is not in Jeffrey Woods’ vocabulary. Born with Down
syndrome, life may not have always been easy for Woods, but he has learned to make the most of it.
First of all, I would like say hello to all of our DNN listeners. I am amost 35 years old and was born with a birth defect called spina bifida. Spina bifida, is where all of your nerve endings do not attach properly.
I wasn't even one day old when I had my first surgury.
I've grown up and been educated in the school hard knocks and Sorry, it's not my problem so I might been rough around the edges. What I may lack in smoothness I ore than make up for in character and personality.
Don't under estimate me would be catch phrase if I had one.
You can find me Sitting in on DNN's Round Table Monday through Friday live from 10a.m. until Noon. thats eastern.
See you soon
For most fifth-graders, running in a 400-meter race is no big deal. But for Matt Woodrum, who has cerebral palsy, the run took nearly every ounce of energy he could muster
A series of billboards with some major star-power behind them are popping up across the country in an effort to promote acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities.
Artwork created by students with and without disabilities from across the country will be featured in an exhibit in the nation’s capital this summer.
Faced with the possibility of more funding cuts, a new survey finds special educators across the country are worried.
Already, 86 percent of special education directors say they are seeing increased caseloads, while most also report that services are less available for students with disabilities, according to a survey of more than 300 administrators conducted by the Council for Exceptional Children, a national group that lobbies on behalf of special educators.
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