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Results related to: Education / 14 to 21 years / Student interview of self-advocate
Stephen (17), Blind, Shelby County
“Stephen is confident that he will find a job, but one of his biggest concerns is being turned down simply because of his vision impairment.
Elizabeth (18), Blind, Shelby County
“She describes public school as a place that she went, accomplished her tasks, and hurried home. Wistfully, she explained the isolation she felt through her lack of participation in extra-curricular activities.
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.
Alex (18), Blind, Fayette County
“I look at my disability and still consider myself lucky. I could have had so many other problems, and I just thank God every day.”
Maria (18), Blind, Davidson County
“Like any other teenager, she loves her family but eagerly awaits full independence.