Young Adults With Muscular Dystrophy: Karis Williamson


This video from Muscular Dystrophy UK is all about 16-year-old Karis Williamson from Inverness, Scotland. Karis used to love going to school, but as she got older, she found it frustrating and felt like an unvalued member of the class. Feeling left out and like a burden, she opted out of going to a mainstream school.

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Karis feels let down by the school system in the U.K. and feels that different departments should have worked together to come up with a solution for her. Her difficult experience made her realize that she had a real interest in humanities and decided to take an Open University course on the subject. She now champions the rights of people with disabilities.

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