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Perhaps like you, I value self determination, self respect and equal opportunity —but unlike you I have a handicap. This makes my fully functioning and achieving difficult, if not impossible. Even when I seemingly overcome this condition, I’m conscious it exists. I’m aware that people and /or technology “crutches” often help me. I’d like to depend on these less, and more often function independently. In rising to challenges posed by old age, illness, pain, impairment, etc, I’ve overcome obstacles I once thought insurmountable. I continue to hope! 

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a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with: #41 Struggling With A Basic Need: Self Esteem   to make Choice #26    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:    version 2.0 & 3.0      is this theme new to version 4?--new name

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

disability Independent Living self advocacy
chronic illness old age Independent Senior Living 
Accessibility   Disability Rights Movement Deaf Culture 
Elderly Care fights disability discrimination / ableism assisted living 

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #11A  Fatalism   #17A  Bitterness & Vengeance    #18A   Passionately Impulsive   
#28A   Hedonistic Orientation   #29B Taking Charge==> Violence #33B  Addiction  #36A Cynicism
#44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life   #102B Easy-Going, Disorderly, Cavalier  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #52: Physically Challenged è Independent Living

The UN Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities 
World Institute on Disability
Disability Related Organizations -- Links
National Organization on Disability
Independent Living Institute (devoted to "promoting the self determination of people with disabilities")
The National Council on Independent Living
Guiding Principles (from National Council on Independent Living)
The National Council on Disability (NCD)
The Movement for Independent Living--A Brief History, by Maggie Shreve
Independent Living Centers (a list of hundreds of such centers in USA, many state-supported)
Center for An Accessible Society
ADA Homepage (info and technical assistance related to the Americans With Disabilities Act)
Disability Culture -- Links
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement (from UC Berkeley where the movement began)
Resource Center for Independent Living
My Senior Care ("a community for senior housing, home care, and health")
Who Me? Self-Esteem for People with Disabilities  by Suzanne Tanner
Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living  (four page fact sheet from AARP, promoted by
The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities (one of many articles re: disabilities/ independent living from publichealthcorps)
Aging Parents and Elder Care (from Senior Solutions of America, Inc.)
Disability Benefits Guide (link to the entire guide for 2016 re USA social security benefits from The Simple Dollar)
"How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility" (chair exercises and fitness tips for disabled people)
"How to Remodel for Accessibility" (Angies List post)
"Healthy Eating for Wheel Chair Bound People" (from website)
Enabling Acts by Lennard Davis (more on this 2015 book about the ADA from Beacon Press)
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (review of highly recommended book by Sheri Fink New York Times Nov 6 2014)
"A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death" by BJ. Miller and S. Berger (July 19 2019 The Washington Post article)

“Driverless cars promise far greater mobility for the elderly and people with disabilities” by Ashley Halsey III   (article from Nov 23 2017 The Washington Post)

"End of Life : What People Want Most in their Final Months" (article in The Economist April 29 2017)
Reversing Deafness (report from The Economist August 20 2016)
"Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds" by Yuki Noguchi  (NPR story July 13 2016)  
"Displaying Braille: Reading Lessons" (article about tablet computers for blind people from The Economist June 20 2015)
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (book review in The Economist Oct 4 2014)
"Disability: Who Counts?" (article from The Economist December 14 2013)
"The Home Remedy for Old Age" by Jonathan Rauch (article from The Atlantic December 2013)
"Technology and Deaf People: Listen Up" (article from The Economist July 20 2013)
"US Senate Rejects UN Treaty on Disability Rights Amid GOP Opposition" (news report from The Guardian Dec 4 2012)
"A Disabled Writer's Book Unfolds a Tap At a Time" by Nita Lelyveld  (LA Times article 12/3/2011)
"Independent Living Movement: organizing for an active, disabled old age," by Judith E. Heumann
UCTV Series Coming of Age Lecture Series (from Center for Healthy Aging at UC Davis)
"Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 20"  by Suzanne Robitaille (July 26 2010 USA Today story)
Geriatrics: Dementia, Delirium and Depression with James Bourgeois (2008 UCTV program)
The Disability Rights Movement--From Charity to Confrontation (read this 2001 book at Google Books)
The History of Disability: A History of 'Otherness' by Jayne Clapton and Jennifer Fitzgerald
The Center on Human Policy / Syracuse University ("policy, research, and advocacy organization" working to insure the rights of those with disabilities)
Christy Brown (from online encyclopedia)--author of My Left Foot, painter and poet overcame cerebal palsy
Temple Grandin's Official Autism website (inspiring story of overcoming disability made into award-winning 2010 movie)
Family Fun and Resources for Families with Disabilities and Special Needs
History of Independent Living, by Gina McDonald and Mike Oxford
Rethinking Disabilities: Toward Inclusive Communities, by Michael Peterson
"Generativity Versus Stagnation:  The Seventh Stage of Psychosocial Development"  by Kendra Cherry 
Waist High in the World: A Life Among the Non-Disabled by Nancy Mairs (more on this 1997 book)
The Experience of Motor Disability by Hans Bleeker and Karel J. Mulderij  (classic often cited article) 
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
quotes related to disabilities

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.