A disability is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic diseases.
I was astonished to learn that some of the world's greatest geniuses were DISABLED people.... I don't know who needs to hear this tonight, but there's a great ability in your disability. Let's see some of them...
The Mathematician/Physicist who had a learning disability and did not speak until age 3. He had a very difficult time doing maths in school. It was also very hard for him to express himself through writing.
The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP is without doubt Britain's most famous guide dog owner. Often photographed with his guide dogs - Ted, Offa and Lucy - David Blunkett also holds the powerful political post of Home Secretary. Joining the Labour party aged 16, he was elected to Sheffield City Council aged 22. He was the council leader from 1980 to 1987 until he was elected MP for Sheffield Brightside. Arguably, he is a role model for disabled people who just want to get on with their lives. He was a blind man with vision and he led men with good sight.
Edison is the great inventor who had over 1,000 patents and his inventions are in various fields used in our daily life. In his early life he had a learning disability and he could not read till he was twelve and later he himself admitted that he became deaf after pulling up to a train car by his ears. He first captured world attention by inventing the phonograph. His most popular invention is the electric light bulb. He also developed the telegraph system. He also became a prominent businessman and his business institution produced his inventions and marketed the products to the general people. Thomas Edison proved that there's an ability in your disability.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt had Polio. He was governor of New York State then elected President of the United States for 4 terms.
Had a learning disability. He could barely write and had very poor grammar skills.
World famous Physicist/mathematician and author of A Short History of the Universe. Stephen Hawkings is considered as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century after Einstein. Hawking's big bang theory and black hole theory has turned the attention of the world. He is the Isaac Newton Professor of Mathematics of the University of Cambridge. He was paralyzed but continued to teach through a computer supported machine by which his words were compiled. His physical illness could not make him stop form his research. His famous book is "A Brief History of Time".
Had speech disability and stammered heavily. Was told to drop out of school because he couldn't pronounce his name. Hurt by his teacher's advice to drop out of school, Charles Awuzie started practicing how to speak... Today, he has spoken to every race and before huge crowds. His speech disability also forced him to embrace writing as a great tool of communication and today, his writings are followed by tens of thousands of people on social media. He believed in himself and went ahead to create one of the fastest growing Technology brands in Africa.
CEO of SpaceX who recently took American astronauts to space admitted that he has a speech impairment and hence struggles to speak in public. Elon Musk is currently one of the most important humans alive today.
Are You Raising A child with disability? Or do you have difficulty in learning? Are you a person living with disability? Awaken... Rise up... And find your ability in your disability.
You may be cripple, autistic or deaf but an extraordinary intelligence that can create innovative solutions dwells inside you. You just need to find your ability in that disability.