Chances are if you have landed on this blog you either have a disability yourself, or know someone with one. While looking for a topic to write about, this one came to me. Disability aside, the only limiting factor in my life: is me. Yes you read that right: the only limiting factor in my life is me. I ask you this:If you stop looking at yourself as differently-abled for a second, and see yourself as a member of society who has something to offer. Now, like you this was once hard for me also. That is, until I realized that in my case my disability is strictly physical. Once I realized that if I could find something that I could contribute without needing to rely on my physical abilities, my world changed. Continue reading
If you read Jon Morrow;s interview he makes a point that your disability shouldn’t stop you from both being successful and finding something that you have to contribute and offer to the world because fact is we all have something we can give back in my case I give back via here on my blog and via youtube. Continue reading
How do you feel blogging enables individuals with disabilities?
What is one piece of advice you would give to others with disabilities when confronting new challenges?
Can you share three things you want parents of children with disabilities to understand in order to support their children attempting unconventional career paths like blogging?
1. Your child is no different from any other child. They have strengths and weaknesses, good days and bad days, and other ups and downs. Treat them as such.
The idea for this post, has been waiting to be written for sometime now. I couldn’t find an angle to write, that sat well with me and then a few days ago: I came across something and this post just seemed to click.
My story is something that many find inspirational and miraculous. But, I struggle to feel that way, being that it is just my life. The only thing truly different: about me and you is that I use a wheelchair to get around and was born super small. Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, I have had many comments and discussions about how greatly improved my writing has become. One friend asked me what I had done differently. So, to answer my friend’s question. I decided to write the answer in this post.
Honestly as a blogger, I have a lot of ideas flowing through my brain. The point is: that at any one time I am working on more than one post. Needless to say, it can get overwhelming, I felt like to prevent blogger burn-out, I needed to find a fast, flexible solution that would change with me and the ever-growing needs and demands of my blog. Continue reading
I have been looking forward to this for some time now and I just wanted to make all aware of it so that I hope you will stop by on December 2 here on the blog for a special event
If you own a business you would like to think that your business is welcoming of all potential customers who want to visit your establishment, but is it really?In this post I will explore simple things that can truly improve your accessibility which will allow more potential customers access to your products and services. Continue reading
Hello! My name is Kate Heximer. I am a friend of Laura’s who also has CP. Laura has asked me to write a post about AFOs as she has been getting a lot of questions but has no personal experience from which to answer them. I wore AFOs until I was 15. I am now 26, so have spent a fair amount of time not wearing them as well. In this post, I will offer some basic information as well as some personal insights. As Laura always says, please keep in mind that the opinions and stories told here represent MY experience only and are not meant to be a recommendation or tell you what to expect in your child’s future. Believe me, THEY will tell you how they feel about their AFOs in whatever way they are able. Continue reading
I have written a lot about my childhood and self-acceptance but I have also noted that the experiences of my life are shaped by how I have grown up relating differently to the world around me or at least this is my perception.
relating to adults better than my peers
The reality of my life as a child was that far more comfortable relating to the adults in my world. I think this is because adults were far more willing to take the time to listen to me and unlike children they tended to be more patient with the fact that I physically move slower than the other kids.
with age came understanding
I am happy to say I feel that with age feel like I have gained more friends. Not so much new friends, actually it is people I have known for years but we have become closer. I can’t even begin to spectulate as what brought us closer except to say perhaps age and maturity for all parties involved
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