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Notables with disabilities

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  • Harry Kelly, 39th Governor of Michigan (1895 - 1971)
    Harry Kelly was an American politician. He served as the 39th Governor of Michigan from 1943 to 1947. In 1954, he was nominated by the Republican party to a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court. He was e...
  • Brian Kelly (1931 - 2005)
    Brian Kelly was an American actor best known for his role as Porter Ricks, the widowed father of two sons on the NBC television series Flipper , and as Scott Ross in the ABC adventure series Straightaw...
  • Darrell Hammond (1955 - d.)
    Darrell Hammond is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. He was a regular member of "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players Company" on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2009. Upon hi...
  • Susan Harris
    Susan Harris is an American television comedy writer and producer. Harris created numerous TV series: Fay , Soap , Loves Me, Loves Me Not , Benson , It Takes Two , The Golden Girls , Empty Nest , Nur...
  • Marie L. G. Roethlisberger
    Marie Roethlisberger is a former gymnast who was a 1984 United States Olympic gymnastics alternate. She is the daughter of United States 1968 Olympic Gymnast Fred Roethlisberger and the sister of 1992,...

Notables with disabilities

Definition from the WHO: Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.

Persons with a disability are not a group sharing the same things. The only thing they share is that they all have a disability. But in the word 'disability' is included the word 'ability'. The different profiles of these notables will show the different achievements and performance. Things these notables achieved despite their disability, no with their disability as being part of them.

As this project progresses we might be able to define different groups of notables, for example:

  • Art & Culture
  • Heroes & Heroines
  • Politics & Government
  • Science & Education
  • Sports & Skills

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Examples of notables with disabilities:

"(Mind you, for some of the notables below only much later in time, sometimes ages later in time is concluded they most possibly had a certain (mostly mental) disability)"

Art & Culture

Heroes & Heroines

Politics & Government

Science & Education

Sports & Skills

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