New York Times
June 22, 2003
To the Editor:
I was really glad to read your article about how the Disney Channel has developed successful shows with minority characters [''At the Disney Channel, It's a Diverse World After All'' by Marc Weingarten, May 25]. Disney has also been one of the best kid's channels at making great stories with believable characters who have different kinds of disabilities. Its made-for-TV movies, like ''Tru Confessions'' (about a teenager with a developmental disability and his twin sister) and ''Most Valuable Primate'' (about a deaf girl who befriends a chimp), are almost the only shows on television where you can see what its like for those of us who are part of another important minority.
SAMANTHA MYERS, Manhattan
The writer, who is 14, has the genetic disorder familial dysautonomia.