Adapting: seeing beyond disability to your true ability

I am sure like me, if you have a disability: you have struggled at one time or another to see your abilities because it is foreshadowed with self-doubt and thinking I am sick of adapting because of my disability.

Seeing adopting as a stepping stone

The reality is this: disability or not everyone has to adapt in some area of their life. By understanding that adaptions will be a part of everyone’s life I think you are ahead of the game. adaption is part of life; but I think it is sadly the focus for people with disabilities. Instead of thinking what is this going to require in order for me to participate in this. Think: “I am going to make this happen.” Because frankly, if you really want something adapting will just happen naturally and honestly you probably won’t even notice that you have done any form of adapting because it won’t be your focus.
Before starting this blog I was very much the person who was always irritated by the idea of adapting, as I described. Blogging was the turning point in this for me. When I realized that people wouldn’t know I had a disability unless I told them. This would then force them to get to know me before seeing my mobility equipment.

Self-belief

When I realized this, I was able to work towards goals. Not all goals I have reached yet. But once I began to believe in myself my writing vastly improved. So what goals do you need to reach in your life. break it down in to small stepping stones and you will reach them,
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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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