In this module, you met people with disabilities and learned that they also have a broad array of abilities. Like many people without disabilities, they may participate in challenging hobbies and occupations, obtain a high school education or beyond, and enjoy close relationships. You also learned that perceptions shape attitudes about people with disabilities, and that process can positively or negatively impact our treatment and expectations of people with disabilities.
Listen to sculptor Michael Naranjo share his experiences (time: 5:11).
Credit: KNME TV
Revisiting Initial Thoughts
Think back to your initial responses to the following questions. After working through the resources in this module, do you still agree with your Initial Thoughts? If not, what aspects of your answers would you change?
What did you see?
What feelings did you have about the photos?
What thoughts did you have about the individuals in this challenge?
Do perceptions matter?
When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.