chapter  11
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"Isn't It Great That People Like You Get Out?": The Process of Adjusting to Disability Dawn 0. Braithwaite

Like any other Monday, Helen, 32, was getting ready for work. 1 Scanning her closet, she chose an outfit from the clothing bar hung at eye level. Maneuvering her wheelchair to the bathroom sink, she applied her make-up, checked her hair, and was ready to go. Helen grabbed her purse, her calendar, and some work she brought home over the weekend. Looking at her calendar she was reminded of the date: April 1Oth. It had been 10 years.