Persons with Disabilities

A collection of stories about persons who have experienced disabilities. Take a look at these inspiring stories, now available in this collection! The collection also contains information related to disabilities, such as an interview with a physical therapist who works with persons who have disabilities, and a conversation with Betsy Byars about her book, Summer of the Swans, which deals with the thoughts and feelings of the mentally disabled.

A. Michael's Story, Part 2 | Open Line (1983)
A. Michael's Story, Part 2 | Open Line (1983)

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The Saint Joseph Institute for the Deaf, founded in 1837, prides itself in its auditory-oral philosophy; teaching its students how to lip read, in order to communicate with people in every day society...
A. Michael's Story, Part 1 | Open Line (1983)
A. Michael's Story, Part 1 | Open Line (1983)

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In this SCETV documentary, Michael Tecklenburg, from Charleston, S.C., is a freshman at the University of South Carolina Honor’s College. He has been working to overcome his adversity, that being...
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education (1988)
B. Michael's Progress, Part 2 - Education (1988)

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Here at the St. Joseph School for the Deaf, students are not taught sign language. Expectations for students, including Michael during his time, are very high at St. Joseph’s, and instead are taught...
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line (1983)
A. Michael's Story, Part 4 | Open Line (1983)

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Doctors and hospitals are now much more aware of early detection for deafness, compared to when Michael was growing up. After graduating from Chaminade Preparatory College, Michael is now enrolled in...
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line (1983)
A. Michael's Story, Part 3 | Open Line (1983)

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After being a student at St. Joseph’s Institute For The Deaf for four years, Michael Tecklenburg was taken into the care of the Speer family, while attending Chaminade Preparatory College. It was...
Camp Star Trails | 27:Fifty (1992)
Camp Star Trails | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Treatment for pediatric cancer has made tremendous progress over the past few years. Unfortunately, societal attitudes have often lagged decades behind. Many view these children as being “hopelessly...
Willow River Farms | 27:Fifty (1992)
Willow River Farms | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Willow River Farms, located in San Felipe, Texas, is a special farm. Why is this farm special? Because this farm employs workers who are developmentally disabled adults. A nonprofit organization in...