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Why We Need More Disabled Educators

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Disabilities are still such a taboo topic in education. We still don’t even teach about the Disabled Civil Rights Movement in history classes.

As educators, we are often discouraged from sharing our personal disabilities with our students. Why are we so scared to find people who might relate to our students who have disabilities?

Why do we shy away from telling them our stories, when it could mean so much to even one student? I grew up in the ’90s as an undiagnosed autistic kid with a serious congenital heart condition.

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