I take for granted that I have a broader understanding of cerebral palsy because I live it. I forget that not everyone has the same understanding of the disability. I remain humble but admittedly forget that not everyone has the same experiences and or knowledge as I. I started this blog as a safe place for people with an interest in cerebral palsy to come together.
As I said I assumed that because I live it, others must know it all too. In fact, in order to blog I have had to assume you as my reader know absolutely nothing, this isn’t to insult anyone’s intelligence, it’s just I had to assume that some of my readers are coming here to learn about cerebral palsy, for the first time.
In realizing that my audience here on the blog is diverse I have ended up learning a lot of things not only about cerebral palsy but about others with it and those who love them.
It’s important to remember
1. That two people with cerebral palsy won’t be affected the same way. In fact, I have an extended family member that also happens to have cerebral palsy. My relative, unlike myself, can walk unassisted.
2. Children have the capacity to understand what cerebral palsy is, if it is explained in an age appropriate manner. It is important to foster an atmosphere where it is ok to ask questions.
I just wanted to say thank you to my loyal readers and let you know how much I appreciate your ability to come here and continue to challenge my way of thinking, I have learned so much from the thousands of readers over the years, I love interacting with each and every one of you, and I answer every email and love your comments so please accept my sincere gratitude to you all.
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