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Invisible Struggle

In Defining The Problem on February 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

By Danielle Robits

Sarah Smith is a 24-year-old woman with Cerebral Palsy from Buffalo, New York, who recently made the decision to go back to school to get her master’s degree in social work.  

She picked social work because, “I wanted to help people help themselves.”  There were two main factors which influenced Smith’s decision to further her education.  She says that, “You either need experience or a masters degree to be able to obtain a job and you need one with the other.”

 Smith does not believe her disability is a hindrance when it comes to searching for jobs.  “ I’m as good if not better than those without a disability.”

Vester Howard, who also has Cerebral Palsy, made the decision not to further his education “for the following reasons: one, I can’t afford it. Read the rest of this entry »