Monthly Archives: September 2013

my memories of childhood hospital stays and the food

As a child I probably spent more time in hospital then I care to remember or choose to admit. If it was for one bout of pneumonia or another which forced me in and out of the hospital for the … Continue reading

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Limitations on a Child with Cerebral Palsy and Helping their Friends Understand

Cerebral palsy doesn’t define me, when I was a child probably the biggest question my peers would ask was if I missed being able to do certain things. Things that due to the physical limitations I have never experienced or … Continue reading

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An Eye-Opening Understanding of Accessibility

Is accessibility initiative for you? A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about my encounter with the rude customer. And it got me thinking about accessibility. I am used thinking about my life in terms of issues of accessibility, … Continue reading

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We All Have the Need to Belong

Have you ever felt the need to belong? A few days ago, I posted an article to my twitter and Facebook accounts it was written by the Huffington Post. The article, spoke of 10 things that people with disabilities should … Continue reading

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Strong Evidence That Social Media Bridges the Gap between Social Isolation and Mobility Limitation

I don’t know where I would be if it not for the social media and the internet of today. Okay that may sound a little strange. But look back at just how far technology has come from car phones to … Continue reading

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surprising observations about sleep and startle reflex in adults

I recently was asked about sleep and startle reflex in adults. Although this is an interesting topic in itself, I am not sure it is totally accurate. Let me explain why I would like to open this up to the … Continue reading

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2 eye-opening keys to being included

When we all think about the latest party we attended we most think about what a great time they had or what they did in terms of planning, if they hosted but have you ever stopped to think about if … Continue reading

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being independent: a look at high school and college

this is part two in a two part series part one is found here when i think of high school and college i see this time as a time of self growth and how I became independent. Up until now … Continue reading

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school year: a look back at the early days

This is part one of a two part series For many, today marks for the first Monday of a new school year. With a new school year it can mean many adjustments for the kids. Often it means a new … Continue reading

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how to handle a rude customer?

Some time ago now, I went to the mall to buy my bus pass for the upcoming month. My roommate was doing the same. I finished my transaction and moved aside to allow my roommate to complete hers. if you … Continue reading

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