Accepting Physical Challenges

This program feathers Mark Riley who has Cerebral Palsy, and Valerie Perkins who has Spina Bifida. Mark and Valerie view their disabilities as just a small part of who they are. They want to be treated just like any other kid their ages. Valerie talks about the importance of choosing words sensitively. Valerie says “Words are important because they affect how people feel about themselves and what they are able to do. See, my disability might mean that there are things that I can’t do, but there are tons of things that I can do.”  The script material also covers the definitions or Cerebral Palsy, and Spina Bifida, the use of a wheel chair, braces and crutches, and models that people with disabilities can play sports and do a lot of things that other kids do.