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Results related to: Employment / Student interview of self-advocate
Michael (42), Cerebral Palsy, Knox County
“'I’m a people person,' Michael says as he looks over to his long-time friend Jonathan and smiles, 'but I have to have assistance.'
Paul (47), Other, Davidson County
“He is most worried about being able to retire comfortably, because the extra cost of having a disability is not quite covered by the support he receives from the state alone.”
Rhonda (43), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“My goal was to move here, to Nashville, and become totally independent.”
Mario (30), Physical disabilities, Shelby County
“Over time, I started to come out of my depression mode and I started to pursue what I wanted in life.”
Wesley (18), Blind, Smith County
“I don’t tell people I’m blind for starters. I don’t feel like it’s something they need to know. Type one people, when they do find out I’m blind, are just like, “Oh okay.” And then there’s type two, who instantly switch to baby mode, like I’m completely
Alex K (17), Blind, Jefferson County
“People clearly treated him differently, and at times, it was very frustrating for Alex because he knew he was the same person he was before his diagnosis.
Beth (27), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“No one is ever going to tell you that they are not going to hire you because you have a disability, but...
Pam (56), Muscular dystrophy, Davidson County
“Like many of us, Pam’s independence is the most important thing to her. ”