A young woman who uses a wheelchair paints on a canvas by holding the paintbrush with her toes

A young woman who uses a wheelchair paints on a canvas by holding the paintbrush with her toes.

Many people with disabilities refuse to be kept in nursing homes and strive to return home so they can pursue their own interests. Like the woman in this picture, many people with disabilities are able to adapt to life outside of the nursing home.

Courtesy Of Post-Polio Health International

In their own words

Those with disabilities share their personal stories.

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Opening more
than doors

Browse images and artifacts.

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Missouri History Museum exhibition

Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later.
June 26, 2010
to Jan 8, 2012

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