Tag Archives: Disability

Disabled athletes defy & conquer

Joshua Turek and Josie Aslakson urge kids with disabilities to get involved in athletics “We were the underdogs going into the national tournament in 2016,” said Josie Aslakson, a bronze medalist for the United States women’s national wheelchair basketball team.“We were starting as a new team filled with lots of …

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Where is the Paralympic Spotlight?

Joshua Turek wins another gold medal for wheelchair basketball “God save all dressed in green, Long live our noble Queen, God save the Queen.” sang the 20,000 fans packed into North Greenwich Arena at the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games. The United States wheelchair basketball team was facing off against …

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Disabled doesn’t mean incapable

Individuals with disabilities and their families strive for acceptance in today’s society   Thinking back, Lisbeth Vest Armstrong, former special education teacher, can remember the hurtful actions from students toward peers who had disabilities as they walked through the school. “They would get to our classroom and they would go …

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