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"It's not uncommon to have a quadrilateral amputee just sort of around, and I don't really feel that way about myself," Lautzenheiser told Commonhealth.org. 'I have a disability. There's a lot I can't do. But I don't want to just be thought of as a diabled person.......I'm pretty musch the same person I was before."

Also on the panel were members of "Asbergers Are Us." They bill themselves as the only all Asbergers comedy group.

Jack Hanke a member of the group explained that: "Comedy provides a way to be intimate and connect with people without having to be uncomfortably honest," he told Carey Goldberg. "The only way we'll be able to get past simplistic narratives is to have people with disabilities telling their own stories."

Guests

Carey Goldberg, WBUR's Commonhealth Co-Host

Will Lautzenheiser, Professor Of Film and Comedian

This segment aired on July 29, 2013.

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