Looking for role models with disabilities? Explore the following.
Learning About Role Models
- Celebrities with Dyslexia and Other LDs
From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.
- Disability Social History Project
Famous (and not-so-famous) People with Disabilities.
- DO-IT Snapshots
Learn about DO-IT Scholars, successful teens and young adults with disabilities.
- DO-IT Success Stories
People with disabilities share experiences and careers.
- Kid's Corner: Famous People with Disabilities
Created by Indiana University, Bloomington Center for Disability Information and Referral.
- Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination
Take advice for success from DO-IT participants.
Individuals to Read About
- Christopher Reeve
Famous actor who played the title roll in Superman films (1978, 1980, 1983, 1987).
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States of America.
- Hellen Keller
Educator and one of the leading humanitarians of the 20th century.
- Harriet Tubman
After freeing herself from slavery, conducted appoximately 300 persons to freedom in the North.
- Sarah Bernhardt
Famous 19th century actress with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Stephen Hawking
The official website of the world renown theoretical physicist.
- Temple Grandin
World renown speaker, author, and activist for autism issues.
- Thomas Edison
Inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting lightbulb.