A time of transition

I know I have written a fair amount about the transitional period from adolescence to adulthood for people living with disabilities. I also know that this can evoke fear in some. For me, I went from essentially having all my services under one umbrella, to feeling like my services came from several different areas. That in and of itself was overwhelming.


I felt going from high school to college for me was perhaps one of the easier transitions. Perhaps this was because I knew at that time where I needed assistance and how to advocate for my needs. I feel it helpful to go in with an understanding of your needs, after all you know yourself best, and this may ensure that your transition to post-secondary goes smoothly.

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

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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