5. Voting and Community Engagement

Voting and Community Engagement

What ideas do you have to help you and your peers vote and get involved in your communities in order to become successful adults? This topic includes ideas for how other people can help you and your peers learn the importance of being involved in your communities and taking on leadership roles. When you are ready to share your ideas click the Submit New Idea Button on the right to join the conversation!

5. Voting and Community Engagement

I voted!

I'm 21. When I was 18, it was time to vote for Obama and Romney. I don't talk and I use a wheelchair. My mom spent several months talking to me about the candidates. We practiced voting by me slapping her right or left hand for the candidate I liked. She would switch hands to trick me (like Obama was right hand sometimes, and left hand sometimes). When she saw that I consistently chose the same candidate every time, ...more »

Submitted by (@brooke94)

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Participation in Community Activities

Students with disabilities should be active in activities just like peers. Even "special needs" activities recognize the importance of having peer buddies like Special Olympics, Miracle League, and Challenger Little League

Submitted by (@familyvoicesnj)

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Disability awareness and education

The public needs to have a better understanding of disabilities. In order for our culture to become more accepting and less afraid of people with disabilities, they need to be better educated. It would be nice if there was an organization whose sole purpose was to enlighten businesses and provide support to them in becoming truly integrated. It would also be nice if the government gave some sort of incentive for businesses ...more »

Submitted by (@smislow)

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Volunteering as a graduation requirement?

Some high schools require community service hours as a requirement for high school graduation. Do you think this should be a requirement?

Submitted by (@moderator.masterminds)

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Using the word disability

I feel like it's time to remove the word disability someone who disability can still live a normal life and get a job how would you feel if someone called you disability?? Think before you speak we are humans too describing someone as disability can really hurt someone feelings

Submitted by (@dorythefish1)

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