why i have been quiet on the blog

I have been taking an online course about blogging so i have been working away at that and have been updating less frequently hear on the blog but i think you will like the end result when the course is finished i just wanted to bring you all up to speed

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2 reasons working online is like winning a jackpot for people with disabilities

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After working online for almost 6 years I have learned a lot of things not just about the crafting of blogging or about video production. What I learned was the social benefits of blogging. As someone who has had to adapt to her disability all my life I like blogging because Continue reading

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Zach’s Thoughts on Creating Cerebral Palsy Awareness

This is a guest post by Zachary Fenell 

In the United States March marks Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month. Funny, I almost typed “In the United States March gets recognized as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.” Similar sentences but I feel there remains a big difference. Said difference revolves around the word “recognized.”

People recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Almost everything turns pink! Honestly, how many people outside the CP community actually know about Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month? Sorry if that sounds cynical.

Good news though! I’m not sitting here disgruntled, just set to complain. Rather I wanted to identify the issue because I believe understanding the issue proves crucial to better positioning Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Better positioning means increased awareness, the whole idea to begin with!

So you might wonder how do we position CP Awareness Month better? Something seemingly as small as social media strategy I decree could greatly help pursue the mission. Specifically I wish to share two strategies. They do contain a common theme, extending CP awareness beyond the CP community. Continue reading

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how to access recreational services without pulling out your hair?

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I don’t know of a kid with cerebral palsy who will openly tell you they like physical therapy and while we hate it the stretching of our muscles is simply a part of life. Continue reading

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Is cerebral palsy a disease?

This is perhaps one of the most common questions related to cerebral palsy out there.

Before I actually go about answering the question I would like to get a few definitions out of the way. The definitions come to you from http://www.differencebetween.com/ Continue reading

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3 Agonizing assumptions people make about people with disabilities

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I think it’s a unique problem that people with disabilities face, and frankly a problem that you will deny, but the reality is it is a real issue. Continue reading

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