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Can Do, Not Can't Do
By Brenda B. Covert
1 When you see a boy in a wheelchair, what comes to mind? Do you think about what he can do, or what he cannot do? What if it is a girl who is blind or deaf? What if it's a woman who wears a diaper? What if it is a teenager with a learning problem? What do you think about when you see a man hooked up to a tank that helps him breathe? Do you see them as people with abilities or people with disabilities?
2 They would like you to see them as people who are able. They hope you know that their lives have value. Does that surprise you? It shouldn't. People who have a disability often don't like to be called "disabled" - they prefer to be called "differently-abled" or just say they have a disability. Just because there is something that they cannot do doesn't mean that there is nothing they can do!
3 None of us want to be remembered for what we can't do. Little children love to call, "Look at me! Watch me!" They like to show what they can do! It is human nature to want to be known for our abilities.
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English Reading Comprehension: Can Do, Not Can't Do
French Reading Comprehension: La Journée des Capacités
Spanish Reading Comprehension: Puede Hacer, No, No Puede Hacer
Italian Reading Comprehension: Essere in grado di fare, non essere in grado di fare
German Reading Comprehension: Können oder nicht können
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