"I Learned Like Everyone Else Did"

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Indiana Disability History Project
A little over 30 years ago, a doctor told Sharon Hauss to put her infant son in an institution. Sharon’s response, “He’s my son. I couldn’t do it.” Her son, Michael Ely, went on to be fully included in school. Using part of a script he wrote for the theatrical presentation “I Am You,” Michael talks about graduating from high school and college. Michael says, “It would be nice if people would get to know me as a person before they decide what I am capable of doing.” Sharon and Michael were interviewed in 2016.
Education; Inclusion; Family
Time period
1980s - 2016
Indiana Disability History Project
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
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"I Learned Like Everyone Else Did" YouTube video, 00:03:59, interview compilation 098-mi by the Indiana Disability History Project, posted by "Indiana Disability History"  on December 1, 2017, https://youtu.be/oOY8CSiWpu8.
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