Cityscape of the Youthhood - link to homepage
 Skip navigation and read main content

Home > The Hangout > Knowing Myself > Having a Disability > Knowing Disability
Young person playing drums Knowing myself

Knowing Disability

You don't have to learn about disability. But if you have a disability and you don't know anything about it, then how can you solve issues in your life that are related to your disability? How can you be supportive of someone else you know that has a disability if you don't understand it?

Knowing about your disability can help you to:

  • Figure out the impact it has on your daily life
  • Make plans that include thinking about how your disability affects what you want for your future
  • Know when you might need extra support
  • Advocate (stand up for yourself)

Knowing about other people's disabilities can help you to:

  • Be a better friend
  • Be appropriate and respectful
  • Be supportive
  • Be more knowledgeable about people with disabilities

If you have a disability, it's important to know about all of your abilities and challenges, including the ones connected to your disability and the ones that aren't. For most of us here at The Youthhood, it will be a lifelong journey to learn everything we want to know about ourselves.

Every day you will learn something new that could make your life better. Knowing about your disability and how it will affect you in your daily life is very empowering. Knowledge is power!

Try a Youthhood activity:

Login and registration links

Forgot your password? Go straight to youth registration Register Now
Youth start here
Adults start here

Login information

You're in Demo Mode

My Youthhood Menu

Guide's Youthhood Menu when demonstrating sidebar to youth

Guide's Youthhood Menu

  • Private Journal
  • Activities Folder
  • Curriculum Guide
  • Life Map
  • Class Notebook
  • Portfolio
  • Back to the Guide's Youthhood
  • Demo the My Youthhood features to youth

Secondary Youthhood Menu

What Can I Do Here? | Help FAQs | Curriculum Guide
Privacy | Disclaimer | About | Contact Us | Homepage

Last updated on December 5, 2018

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition University of Minnesota IDEAs That Work - Office of Special Education Programs

©2006 Regents of the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Online Privacy