Blind attorney Richard Bernstein defines the odds that people with disabilities can’t do what “normal people” can do. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Stepping Out Club met, enjoyed food then Bernstein had a Q&A for the duration of the meeting.
“The worst thing you can do to humans is to separate and prejudge them,” said Bernstein.
Advocates for disabled and voice for voiceless
Is blind since birth
Graduate of University of Michigan and Northwestern School of Law
Landmark settlements against Delta and Detroit Metro Airport
Fought State of Michigan to keep funding for special education
Represented Paralyzed Veterans of America and disabled residents against Oakland County, Michigan
Federal suit against American Bar Association and New York City
Completed 18 marathons and Ironmans
Co-hosts one-hour legal radio show “Fighting for Justice”
Many accolades throughout Detroit, Michigan and nationally
“He has such great accomplishments and an incredible story. I really hope he inspired all members,” said Ms. Lindsay Schroeder, club advisor.
Bernstein told the members that anything is possible no matter what setbacks you have . He expressed the importance of being active and how helpful it is to him.
“He really opened my eyes knowing that I can do anything,” said Sammy Chacksfield, 9.