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Successful individuals with disabilities are highly motivated.

A 1994 study by Mann examined whether common characteristics would be found among 24 individuals with significant disabilities who had been recognized for exceptional personal achievement by a regional rehabilitation association. Common characteristics among these individuals are:

  • Determination.
  • Motivation.
  • Perseverance.
  • Courage.
  • Independence.
  • Resourcefulness.
  • Ambition.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Religious beliefs.
  • Family support.
  • Self-discipline

    Mann, K. (1994). Winners: Characteristics of highly successful rehabilitation clients. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment-Bulletin, 27(1), 15-18.