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a deaf woman explains her struggles through life, with the help of a commentator
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Patrick Henry Hughes Inspirational Story

Patrick Hughes is a young man at Univ. of Louisville who was born blind and crippled and yet now plays the piano beautifully as well as "marches" in the Loui...
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John Challis {Courage + Believe= Life}

Must Watch Video!!! When I am look on this video, I am was amazed with John Challis on how he live his life tremendously!!!! John Challis-An Young Teenager w...
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Temple Grandin Biography

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Temple Grandin is a prominent advocate for the autistic community, an animal expert and the subject of an award-winning film. Learn more at Biography.com.
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"Jim Abbott" "New York Yankees" "No-Hitter!"

http://www.courtsidetweets.com A clip of Jim Abbott's last out of his no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians and some short clips of his time with the Calif...
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Watch a short clip of Jim Abbott pitching a no-hitter 

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Marla Runyan - Extraordinary People Changing the Game

Marla Runyan - Extraordinary People Changing the Game | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
Meet the extraordinary athlete and runner Marla Runyan. Diagnosed blind after contracting Stargardt's Disease. Winner of 5 Gold medals in the 1992 Barcelona Para Olympics’. The first disabled woman to compete in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
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Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
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Non-verbal girl with Autism speaks through her computer 20/20 ABC News

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Carly Fleischamnn, a non-verbal girl with Autism starts speaking through her computer. 

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Rives - Sign Language on Def Jam Poetry

Rives - Sign Language on Def Jam Poetry
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A poet who isn't new to Def Jam Poetry or even the web talk know as TED. Rives shares with his audience a beautiful and enlightening story of the students that he sometimes teaches standing up and expressing themselves through poetry. 

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The Boy Who Sees with Sound

The Boy Who Sees with Sound | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
Blind since age 3, Ben Underwood skateboards and plays video games. How does he do it? Just like dolphins
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Watch A Teenager Bring His Class To Tears Just By Saying A Few Words

Watch A Teenager Bring His Class To Tears Just By Saying A Few Words | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
He got a standing ovation, too.
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Watch a student with a speech impediment finally get his chance to express himself to his fellow peers. 

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Freedom teenager John Challis dies of cancer

Freedom teenager John Challis dies of cancer | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
As John Challis battled terminal cancer this spring, he had some goals. He wanted to graduate from Freedom High School in Beaver County. Check. That happened in June. He wanted to take one last cruise with his family.
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Video: Kick of hope

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College GameDay profiles Rutgers' superfan Anthony Starego, who has battled autism and recently kicked a game-winning field goal to help Brick upset T
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TEDxDU Temple Grandin -- Different kinds of minds

A tireless advocate for people who think differently, Grandin makes the case that we need the collaboration of all kinds of minds to solve problems, prevent ...
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Jim Abbott

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Never backing down because of his disability, Jim Abbott was able to beat the odds and show everyone who ever doubted him that he could do it. Abbott played college baseball and professional baseball without a right hand. Pitching a 4-0 no hitter while with the New York Yankees.  In 2007 Jim was elected into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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WATCH: What The World Looks Like When You Have Autism

WATCH: What The World Looks Like When You Have Autism | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
Carly Fleischmann has autism and cannot speak. She communicates with her family and the wider world using computers and tablets -- a skill she began to develop when she was 10, and for years, has been an advocate for autism awareness.
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Watch now: Independent Lens | ASL Poets in the Spotlight | PBS Video

The students of the Lexington School take the stage for an ASL Poetry Performance.
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Watch students who are hard of hearing and deaf go up in front of their peers and perform poetry. Even without the subtitles on many of the poets, we as aduience members can feel, and hear what they are saying through their signing. 

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Louder than spoken words: Deaf N.J. students find poetry at their fingertips

Louder than spoken words: Deaf N.J. students find poetry at their fingertips | Individuals with Disabilities who Inspire | Scoop.it
Deaf students from around New Jersey came together for the American Sign Language poetry workshop at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights
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Ben Underwood Intro Video

Ben Underwood and Mother Aqua Introduction video for 12th anniversary service.
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A nice introduction into the life of a young man who inspired many. Ben Underwood, even though he is blind uses echolocation to bounce echos off of objects to see what they are. Sadly, in 2009 Ben Underwood passed away at the age of 17.

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