Preventing Social Isolation and Loneliness In Cerebral Palsy

In a lot of cases, disability can to no fault of its own become an extremely isolating experience. If you have been a long time reader you will realize that I have written on this topic a lot; today is no different and I write about it now because I hope to bring a new perspective to this subject.

A lot of my friends don’t like to acknowledge their cerebral palsy, I find it hard to ignore but that’s just me.I always surrounded myself with “disabled” activities. Activities that often turn into social outlets for me and others. Many of those people from such groups have remained in my life to this day.

Some ideas to find such activities

  1. Ask your therapist
  2. Ask other parents
  3. Ask the local child development centre
  4. Contact your city (they usually have people hired to help facilitate inclusion – they use students here on a one to one basis) to include your child into the summer programming offered by the city
  5. Check your local library for events being posted (these can be free too)

These are some general ideas in the next few posts I am going to look at some seasonal ideas that I have come to discover over the last several years!

Some Summer Ideas For Staying Social

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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3 Responses to Preventing Social Isolation and Loneliness In Cerebral Palsy

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  2. James says:

    While I totally agree with you, it is also very important if you are to convince your friends on their disability to also learn what really cerebral palsy is, like there are types of cerebral palsy most people are not aware of just as mentioned on this site

  3. Adelaide Dupont says:

    Looking forward to reading about the seasonal ideas.

    This particular post is just in time for the [northern] summer.

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