"The feeling of being valuable - 'I am a valuable person'- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline."
"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all."
One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population.
Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.
Child abuse does not go away, but 90 percent of child abuse is preventable.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I'm not crazy about using.
I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability.
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
Talent has no boundaries: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities!