There is only one museum in the country dedicated to the history of people with disabilities. Located in Buffalo, New York, the Museum of DisABILITY History offers a variety of permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits, from “The Evolution of Adaptive Equipment” to “Self Advocacy: A History of People Speaking Up for Themselves.”
As of August 2018, physical therapy services in Illinois are available without the referral of a doctor. This is called direct access. What exactly does this mean? In the past, and still in some states, you would have to first make an appointment with your doctor who would then decide to send you to physical therapy.
People with a disability are equally important as anyone else especially when it comes to exercising their rights through action. Since action screams louder than words, I think it is really important for people without a disability to demonstrate support to people with a disability.
When I tell people, “I am a Physical Therapy student,” there are two usual responses.