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    TAB Do you know what this means?

    I was sitting in my disability studies class and the professor who does not have a physical disability but has done lots of advocacy for the disabled community used the term TAB (Temporarily able bodied). I have never heard this used and I was wondering is this a term is really as common as he says it is?

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    I think you'll find it's fairly common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenJen View Post
    I think you'll find it's fairly common.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank RN View Post
    I've never heard of it, but it does change one's perspective somewhat. I had never thought of myself as being part of the TAB community before. Hmmm....
    And that's part of the point.

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    I think the term makes perfect since and it is something that we have always said about able bodied and talked about, but never really labled them that. I had just never heard it all the years I have been working with disabilities. Thank you for your guys input.
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