Open Futures - Role Models for Youth with Disabilities
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When I was a child, I kept hearing, ‘To do this, you have to hear. It is not for you.’ My challenge is to get people to focus on our abilities, not what we cannot do.

—Fred, a dancer

Your future is open. Although people with disabilities often face barriers moving into the world of work, many do succeed. Many discover exciting jobs inspired by their interests and abilities.

Each month Open Futures will introduce you to three people with disabilities who believed in themselves and followed their dreams. Open Futures will also lead you to resources that will help you open up your future.

This Month, Meet:

Fred, a dancerJim, a sound designerKathy, a non-profit agency director
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