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When hiding it became exhausting, I decided to finally step out of the disability closetKent Hoffman was diagnosed with Becker muscular dystrophy when he was a high school senior. Watching daylong telethons to raise money for the condition in the 1970s reinforced a damaging view of disability for him. After years of hiding his condition, he is now trying to figure out what it really means to identify as someone who's disabled.

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Kent HoffmanDisability woes: what happens when the technology fails

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