Welcome to my life thus far with Tourette's Syndrome with all its ups, downs, and sideways moments.
have you read much about the social and medical models of disability? it's about the society having a problem in accommodating the person, rather than the person being a problem by having an impairment. i think you'd find it interesting and i'd be interested to know your views on it.
What a cool group! My university didn't have anything like that that I was aware of (but then, I lived off-campus, so I left as soon as I was done with classes). I agree with Twicher's comment. I think if other people understood disabilities, they'd be less quick to judge and likely to see people with disabilities as...people. I work at a school, and the other day, I told someone the other day that I had TS. We were talking about coffee, and I was telling her I didn't drink much coffee because of my TS, to which she responded, "Oh yeah, you don't want to go cussing out the kindergartners," then walked away. If more people took time to listen a bit, they'd understand a lot more. Good for you for joining this group! I'm excited for firstname.lastname@example.org