ABLE TO CHOOSE is about changing individual attitudes and actions, business practices, community and civic activities, and public policy to make all aspects of community life accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to people with disabilities. This public awareness effort showcases the personal stories of Virginians with disabilities at work and play, their relationships with family and friends, community and civic involvement, volunteerism and advocacy, and all other aspects of daily living.
Please browse the ABLE TO CHOOSE web site to learn about the barriers people with disabilities face and overcome, their abilities and achievements, and their positive impacts on communities. The Able to Choose website is designed to inspire the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with its community leaders, and the media to learn more about disability issues and educate their audiences on the importance of ensuring availability of the community supports that will make us all "able to choose" how we live.
“My heart pounded as I walked up Belmont Avenue,” recalls Rose Williams. “There I stood once again in front of George Rogers Clark School. I had always longed to go back to my elementary roots being the first physically challenged student in a regular class.”
Williams, now a published author and motivational speaker, saw her recent invitation to return to Clark School as both “wonderful and ironic.”
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