In December of 2003 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Macular Degeneration. I was told that I could never succeed in Grad school or even get in. I was told I'd never conduct an orchestra, never be able compose for an orchestra, and so many other things were supposedly out of reach for me. People grossly underestimated me. I did every one of the things that people said I couldn't do. I founded and conducted 2 orchestras. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master's of Arts Management and they offered me 3 scholarships to attend. What does this have to do with you? 2 things: 1) For anyone facing disabilities I have strategies for you that can assist you in getting your work done. We may be slower at achieving non-disabled people, however, our minds are amazing and we can do great quality work. 2) How to act with disabled people. You don't need to treat us like we're made of glass. We may need extra time or help from time to time though. Disabled people need to be ok with admitting when they need help. Un-disabled workers need to be accommodating and realize that by helping them they are helping themselves. When any one of your coworkers succeeds, you succeed! I'm able to implement exercises and speaking to get the office to understand working with disabled coworkers!