Thursday, November 03, 2011

Special Needs Kudos! -Trent Glaze Scores Touchdown

Trent Glaze is a member of the Fairfield Union High School football team in Ohio and recently scored a touchdown. Not usually national news. But Trent has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. This young man, who wants to coach one day, is solidly focused on ability, as are others around him.

For this story, I give props to the media, Huff Post News, for avoiding use of the all too commonly used and limiting words 'wheelchair bound' and instead writing 'student who uses a wheelchair' in the headline promoting the piece on their website. (Unlike AOL & ABC which highlighted the story using the same old language). Words do matter.

Score! And progress. More needed.

Kudos to you, Trent Glaze. Ability rocks.

Watch the future football coach in action, here.

Photo Judy Winter 2011

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