Acquired Leverage: Cerebral Palsy Stories about Disability's Workplace Advantage

By Jim Hasse, ABC, GCDF, Disability Employment Expert

Acquired leverage is central theme for this Little Book 2 of seven transformation stories about my struggle as a person with cerebral palsy (CP) to frame disability as an advantage in the workplace.

It's available as an eBook

Transformation stories
about how I became

an independent adult!

What mom would have
wanted you to know.

Seven lessons I learned
about leveraging disability
as a competitive advantage.

  • Riveting stories
  • Quick read
  • Expert advice
  • Potential pathways
  • Mainstream orientation

Now is the time to help your middle school student with CP frame disability as an asset for today’s society and work world.

The small steps you take now to help
your youngster transform disability
into a positive experience will help him or her be ready to find meaningful work and build an enjoyable life.

Jeff Spitzer-Resnick Facebook entry/recommendation.

Excerpt From Story 1

"I saw you come out of the supermarket, pushing a cart full of groceries," Mrs. Barth shouted. Her shrill voice rose
above the sharp squawks of the accordion. "You put groceries in the back seat of the
car and then got in and drove away
-- all by yourself."

To show I was listening and understood,
I nodded, surprised and amused that the incident impressed her so much that she
had to describe it to me in the middle
of a neighborhood wedding.

"I was so surprised," Mrs. Barth
continued. "I didn't know you could

I offered another nod. That's all I
could do. The polka music bounced
off the beams of the town hall as
couples strutted and stomped on the hardwood floor.

Any reply in my fractured speech would
have gotten lost among the tuba notes,
even though I was sitting next
to her along a bench tucked against
the wall that eventually led to the bar.

Little Book 2 now

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These are seven personal-experience, transformation stories (and seven learning experiences) about how I eventually framed my disability in my own mind. I didn’t have an opportunity to tell my mom about those experiences.

They are stories which now, decades later, may help you mentor your own youngster.

Story 1 - “Obvious Limitations,
               Hidden Potential”
Story 2 – “Go to Plan “B”
Story 3 – “Risky Business”
Story 4 – “Beyond Success”
Story 5 – “Troubled Tribute”
Story 6 – “A Bent Fork”
Story 7 – “Out But Not Yet In”

Little Books: Get All 7

There are actually seven quick career-insight Little Books for parents of youngsters with CP

Each of the seven Little Books takes about 40 minutes to read.

Each illustrates and summarizes the essential career builders for your youngster’s age group – all through seven transformation stories about my personal experience as a person with CP.

Get all seven Little Books.

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