2001 25% working-aged canadian"s without disability had completed a university. 2006 15-24 year olds: 51% with disabilities have not completed high school, 42% without disabilities have not completed high school. Disability stereotypes: more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be at the bottom of the income scale. 25-54 year olds: with disability: 47% have personal income below ,000, without a disability: 25%. Jeff"s background: congenital muscular dystrophy, spokesperson for mdac at 8 years old, poster child for 2 years, ytv telethon, later nominated to the easter seals ontario board of directors, eventually named. Vice chair, sat on board for a total of six years: first public presentation at 3 years old, his parents never let him make excuses, taught him he needed to advocate himself. Handicapped. : myths of disability in the press, the idiot/child. Emphasis on overcoming disability: the victim/villain, object of pity, twisted by limitation. People saying they can"t afford to become wheelchair-friendly.