all things considered part 2 of the series

part 1 part 2 and Part 3 

If you missed yesterday’s post  here it is. So now that your needs have been established it is important to start looking own your own, for your living arrangements most communities have wait lists that are years in terms of accessible housing. I recommend taking time to search kijiji.ca if you are in Canada and craiglist if American.

 It is important that you take a proactive approach in this matter as waiting literally can mean what they tell you the number of years is.
Things to consider when searching for apartments
Even if the building looks accessible does it meet your needs?
The fact the building has an elevator in my case wasn’t good enough to allow me to sign the lease. In my case I spent almost a year looking for a place with focus placed on the width of the bathroom door. My chair generally speaking fit well everywhere in the apartments I still couldn’t move my wheelchair into the bathroom. Experience says it is not good enough to ask on the phone if your chair will fit through the door you must go and look for yourself and try to gently get through the door you do not want to force it though and wreck the wood of the door frame.

 

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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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