Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur. </br>(Darell Hammond)Ive had tons of bullies who would call me retarded, even on my Facebook page. Its sad and it really hurts. I want to tell people not to use the word. Dont say your friends retarded when they do something foolish. If you have a disability, keep working hard. Whatever it takes, do it, and dont be mean to people. </br>(Lauren Potter)People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but thats not the case; our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone. </br>(Aimee Mullins)Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways. </br>(Darell Hammond)When given age-appropriate challenges, children tend to take them very seriously; in fact, the more obvious the risk is, the more cautiously a child will proceed. </br>(Darell Hammond)The lack of free, child-directed play time for our kids today will have dire consequences for these future leaders, making them less prepared to solve complex challenges and problems. </br>(Darell Hammond)My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesnt prevent you doing well, and dont regret the things it interferes with. Dont be disabled in spirit as well as physically. </br>(Stephen Hawking)

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