Monday, July 4, 2011

60 Famous People With Disabilities

At the end of the school year, one of our special education teachers asked if I could purchase more biographies of famous people with disabilities. This would be a great thing for our special education students, to see that it is possible to get beyond their disability and do something successful in their life. I knew that we already had several of those biographies, but decided to look into just how many we had and how many I wanted to purchase. In the fall, I will plan to display and highlight the biographies. Here's a list of those people by their disability:


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
President George Bush (both)
Tom Cruise
Bill Gates
Steven Spielberg
Sylvester Stallone
Ted Turner
Jules Verne

Asperger's Syndrome Characteristics (Autism)
Leonardo DaVinci
Peter the Great
Vincent Van Gogh
Socrates
George Washington

Asthma

Charles Dickens
Che Guevara
Bob Hope
John F. Kennedy
Elizabeth Taylor

Cerebral Palsy

Christy Brown
Stephen Hawking
Geri Jewell

Diabetes

Halle Berry
Aretha Franklin
Bret Michaels
Mary Tyler Moore
Sugar Ray Robinson
Mia Sorvino
Sonya Sotomayer

Club Foot/Feet

Gary Burghoff
Mia Hamm
Dudley Moore
Kristi Yamaguchi
Daymon Wayans

Dyslexia

Cher
Agatha Christie
Tom Cruise
Albert Einstein
Whoopi Goldberg
Bruce Jenner
Magic Johnson

Epilepsy

Richard Burton
Agatha Christie
Edgar Allen Poe
Theodore Roosevelt
Peter Tchaikovsky
Neil Young

Mood Disorders

Jim Carrey
Winston Churchill
Carrie Fisher
Billy Joel
Ben Stiller

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.)

Jessica Alba
David Beckham
Penelope Cruz
Cameron Diaz
Harrison Fors
Howard Hughes
Howie Mandell
Roseanne
Justin Timberlake

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