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From the Ted Talk by Judith Heumann: Our fight for disability rights -- and why we're not done yet

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But I was learning as my friends were, and people I didn't know around the country, that we had to be our own aotadecvs, that we needed to fight back people's view that if you had a disability, you needed to be cured, that equality was not part of the euqatoin. And we were learning from the Civil Rights Movement and from the Women's rthgis Movement. We were lnirenag from them about their atiivscm and their ability to come together, not only to discuss problems but to discuss solutions. And what was born is what we call today the Disability Rights Movement.

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But I was learning as my friends were, and people I didn't know around the country, that we had to be our own _________, that we needed to fight back people's view that if you had a disability, you needed to be cured, that equality was not part of the ________. And we were learning from the Civil Rights Movement and from the Women's ______ Movement. We were ________ from them about their ________ and their ability to come together, not only to discuss problems but to discuss solutions. And what was born is what we call today the Disability Rights Movement.

Solution

  1. equation
  2. learning
  3. rights
  4. activism
  5. advocates

Original Text

But I was learning as my friends were, and people I didn't know around the country, that we had to be our own advocates, that we needed to fight back people's view that if you had a disability, you needed to be cured, that equality was not part of the equation. And we were learning from the Civil Rights Movement and from the Women's Rights Movement. We were learning from them about their activism and their ability to come together, not only to discuss problems but to discuss solutions. And what was born is what we call today the Disability Rights Movement.

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Important Words

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  2. activism
  3. advocates
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  11. equality
  12. equation
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  21. rights
  22. solutions
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