Looking at social stigma and cerebral palsy

cerebral palsy bring with it in it’s very nature social stigmas. Be it something that causes social isolation because one’s communication or mobility is comprised or access to accessible resources poses a problem.

Looking at social stigma and cerebral palsy

social stigmas can create an interesting dynamic in terms of dating, employment education, homelessness and I am sure there are others but these are the first few that come to mind. I strive to help others from learning from my experiences and although I am only one person I try to offer a safe space to ask questions without feeling like by asking they are being a rude. I recognize that disability is a touchy subject for many but I would rather give accurate information then people assume often without correct information and I feel like future generations are accidentally being miss informed.

Monday’s post will look at what others are doing to help with this as well what are your thoughts about the social stigmas surrounding disability be it cerebral palsy or otherwise?


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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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2 Responses to Looking at social stigma and cerebral palsy

  1. The need to raise awareness regarding cerebral palsy and social stigma is the main reason I wrote my teen memoir Off Balanced (on the Kindle and Nook). So much focus goes to the medical and technical side of CP, it is important to also recognize the social aspect.

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