Role Models

Looking for role models with disabilities? Explore the following.

Learning About Role Models

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.

Engaging with Peers and Mentors

  • DO-IT Pals
    An electronic community of teens with disabilities planning for college and careers.
  • DO-IT Mentors
    Learn about e-mentoring in the DO-IT program.