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‘Special needs’ children?  You must be joking.

‘Special needs’ children? You must be joking.

Aug. 23 | Who and what is a “Special Needs Child”? Here we go again with some fool somewhere making up labels for people they have no concept of. First and foremost, the label dehumanizes the most precious of our human resources. This label confuses the...

A call to action: Help your neighbor

A call to action: Help your neighbor

May. 2 | The winter season 2013 through 2014 returned Minneapolis to the reality of Minnesota winters. We had been spoiled by the relatively mild winter seasons of the past few years I own and operate a snow-removal company. This is the first season where...

Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Oct. 30 | I am a volunteer member of the speakers’ bureau for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. I and one other speaker were asked to present our stories at the University of Minnesota—Mankato campus to a classroom of students taking a class titled...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jul. 31 | What may be life-altering need not be life-ending   I recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with one of my peers, a friend and an excellent person. I was in the process of taking care of her lawn. She emerged from the garage and stood...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Jun. 19 | Current events: discrimination against persons with disabilities still alive and well What do I know for sure about people with disabilities? We desire to be treated fairly and equitably in all aspects of our lives. We desire the playing field to...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability — Are we equal yet?

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability — Are we equal yet?

Apr. 17 |       There is something that I must be missing, or the ugly head of discrimination is alive and well in this democracy called the United States. The art of forgiveness appears alive and well for European Americans, while the appearance...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Mar. 27 | Disabilities need not stifle our hopes and dreams   Hello, it’s me, Kenneth Brown. Do those of us with disabilities dare to dream? Do we have the right to have hope? Fear not, yes we do. Without hope and dreams we have no future. We believe in...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability Bring the disability skeleton out of the closet

Feb. 20 | What is a disability? This is a multifaceted question. My opinion: A disability alters the “natural” or “normal” state of something or someone. The qualifier for this is who is defining “natural or normal states,” and how the definitions...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Feb. 6 | Survival, accident, luck, miracle: I wouldn’t change any of it   As I consider the wonders of life with a disability, I find myself pondering the survival-miracle-accident-luck narrative. “Survive” is defined as “to remain alive after...

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Living, surviving and thriving with a disability

Dec. 19 | Assistance, support from others vital to surviving with a disability   Why did I “survive” as a Black “crippled” child? I believe I survived so others can see it is possible. How did I “survive?” I believe I was born with the intestinal...
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