Read this outstanding article from StemCollege about how to prepare disabled students on the value of persistence. I know about this all too well, because I was once one of them enrolled in Special Ed classes and Adaptive PE classes later in my life.
The ability to be a positive role model for others with disabilities is critical. To inspire another human being to become, to grow to greater heights is my greatest pleasure on earth.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com