Terri's Disabilities Journal
Introduction on discussion board
Hi! My name is Terri Carpenter I am a senior and I hope to
graduate with a Liberal Studies degree with two minors
History and Anth/Soc. It is my hope that I will continue
and get a masters degree in History.
I have been married for 10 years and have 2 little girls
Isabelle 7 and Jocelyn 4. I live in Ohio, and have a small
farm where we raise goats. We are very active in sports with
the girls and I am a typical soccer mom.
My experiences with disabilities come mainly from my niece
she is 11 and she has severe cerebral palsy. She will never
walk, and while she is vocal and people that know her
understand she has a very limited vocabulary. She has had
countless surgeries and she still goes on with a great
attitude. She is very intelligent and she reads at a level
above her grade, but many people never see that because they
can't look beyond the physical.