People with disabilities share the strengths of human beings regardless of their limitations. Other mammals are biologically "wired" to react to their circumstances, but our unique humanity is expressed in conscious decision to adapt. Our humanity is a gift that creates freedom, yet this freedom is never absolute . No human being is physically free or physically independent. The limitations of disability represent quantitative rather than qualitative differences. People with disability, like all other people, are free to use their intelligence, talent and spirit. And these strengths create possibilities that are as realistic as any limitation.