What I Learned During Class

915 WordsMay 5, 20164 Pages
A Summary of What I learned in Class Before taking this class I had very little knowledge and experience, and through that I did not know how to perceive people with disabilities other than what I saw with my eyes, which was their disability first. The truth is children and people with disabilities are everyday heroes. They have every day struggles and challenges that most of us do not have, they have to push and fight to do every day tasks that we can do without struggling and having to push ourselves, and they see the world differently in ways that we are not capable of doing so. They can love more, and are fighters in everyday life. We can learn so much from them if we choose to look and see past their disability because truth is, that is not what defines them as a person. I have learned so much from lectures and discussions in class, the documentaries shown, my textbook, visuals, and presentations. Here are a few things that stood out to me while taking this course. One documentary I saw called “Wretches and Jabberers” helped me to see that people with disabilities want to have a voice. They want to speak out, and be heard. The two main guys in the documentary were Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher which were two guys with autism who were traveling and advocating for those with special needs to have a voice. The impact that the documentary had on me was realizing what it looked like in everyday life for them and how they were advocates for themselves and inspired
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