“Yes I Can!” — Obama victory inspires Maurice

It has taken a few days to gather my thoughts after the excitement of Tuesday. I wasn’t able to go to the Obama rally in grant Park, but I enjoyed every minute of it on television! Before the election I held a mock election at the Therapeutic School and Center for Autism Research to encourage all staff and students here to exercise their vote. I also passed the word to people via email, facebook and MySpace: Get Out and Vote!

As an individual living with autism, I feel people with disabilities deserve a second chance in life. Voting gives those of us with disabilities a second chance in life because we are the ones who can make it happen ourselves. If you don’t react to some of the problems, chances are you and the country will face more obstacles. That is what I’ve been used to during the 25 years of my life.

As far as voting in an election goes, I feel Americans with disabilities are equal to others because we all have one thing in common, which is saying what’s on our mind. And after Tuesday, the one thing I want to say is this: YES WE CAN!


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  1. Maurice Snell Says:

    Patricia, that is the quote from Obama that I was most inspired by. We are one union; it’s up to us Americans to let our voices be heard. I also heard him quoting Abraham Lincoln: “We are not enemies, but friends…though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.” I tie Lincoln’s speech with Easter Seals in a way; I feel about Easter Seals is a person with a disability is equally successful as those without a disability. I’m pretty sure Obama will inspire many Americans of this “Change” for a brighter America.