Thursday, July 26, 2012

People with disabilities need more choices

People with disabilities should have choices in what they have in life, whether it’s their vocation, their vacation or their home. 

Let’s says you go to a jukebox, and you want to listen to some music, and you see only one song on the machine. What about when you go into a restaurant and you want to get something to eat? Guess what? They have only one thing on the menu! It’s the same with people with disabilities. They have little, limited or no choices in jobs, vacations and even where they live! 

Self-advocate Tony Sampson is a graduate of Leaders in Disability Policy and a former member of the Maryland Disabilities Council. He has delivered many training sessions on inequality in the treatment of people with disabilities. He has worked at Home Depot for five years. Read his column on page 8 in the latest Apostrophe.

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