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Disability Inspirational: Motivational Stories & Videos

  • Synopsis: Motivational and Inspirational articles and opportunities relating to health and disabilities around the world.

Definition: Motivation & Inspiration

Motivation: A theoretical construct used to explain behavior. It represents the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one's direction to behavior or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa. A motive is what prompts the person to act in a certain way or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.

Inspiration: That feeling inside you that makes you want to try new things. It gives you hope inside and makes you see the world differently. If it's powerful enough, it can persuade you to do anything. Sometimes the person who inspires you could be a political figure, or a celebrity or even your parents. It could be anybody.

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This section of Disabled World offers a mix of both Motivational and Inspirational articles and Opportunities to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, seniors, and those with health conditions. This area also covers opportunities for disabled persons to participate in events, outings, and training programs to enhance their skills and abilities in a number of areas.

Today many people with disabilities are coming forward to share their stories hoping to encourage, inspire, and offer advice to help people achieve goals and take charge of their lives.


Recently two big Super Bowl advertisements have touched off the latest debate about whether disabled people can be "inspirational" for doing everyday things - or if the tag is condescending.

During the American football festivities earlier this month, Paralympian Amy Purdy ran, snowboarded and danced for Toyota, while Microsoft showed off how its technology helps a six-year-old boy with prosthetic legs. And those certainly aren't the only attention-grabbing videos featuring disabled people.

BBC Trending recently covered the story of Madison Tevlin's rendition of "All of Me" which has now been watched more than 6m times. Read the full story at:

You may also be interested in our huge collection of famous and not so famous quotations regarding disability.

Latest Motivational - Inspirational Publications

  1. Steven Foelsch - A Busy Advocate for People with Disabilities
    Steven Foelsch, Director of Education Programs at Starkloff Disability Institute, enjoys the best of both worlds.
  2. Diabetic NASCAR Driver Wins at Daytona International Speedway
    NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and Lilly Diabetes ambassador Ryan Reed wins Alert Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
  3. Two-Time Cancer Survivor Heads to South Pole
    Swarner is no newcomer to amazing feats, he was the first cancer patient to summit Mt. Everest and conquer the Seven Summits.
  4. Teacher with Disability Role Model for Students
    Vocational Rehabilitation shares story about woman with Larsens Syndrome who found her dream job as a teacher.
  5. Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success
    ToriJo Spence finds small business success thanks to Nebraska Voc Rehab, Nebraska Self Employment Services and Easter Seals.

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