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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

Can a child outgrow cerebral palsy?

  Introduction I always get asked questions that never occur to me to answer. But I do my best to answer those questions because my readers want the answers. One of those questions i have been getting a lot lately … Continue reading

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Can children with cerebral palsy ever walk?

Everyone with cerebral palsy is impacted differently even if two people have the exact same diagnosis how that manifests itself in day to day life can be very different from the next person. if you like my content why not … Continue reading

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Can cerebral palsy get worse as you get older?

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that describes brain damage caused by lack of oxygen before during or after birth, Typically cerebral palsy is officially diagnosed between the ages of 3 to five years. Based on what i have read … Continue reading

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the disabled community is asking why do i isolate myself?

it’s common, for many folks with disabilities, to find themselves dealing with loneliness. i have found at times asking why do i isolate myself? I don’t think I do it has to do with me causing it, as it has … Continue reading

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the role of support staff in my life with cerebral palsy

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my first thoughts on the idea of a piece of equipment

While I was looking around Amazon the other day. it got me thinking about the last trip I took on a plane and the aisle chair. for those of you that don’t know what an aisle chair is, i am … Continue reading

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thoughts on cerebral palsy life expectancy

Introduction I am often asked how long can you live with cerebral palsy? I used to think that this was a one size fits all answer. But I am here to humbly say that further thought on this has led … Continue reading

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Adjusting To New Support Staff? Secrets Revealed

Introduction If you have ever worked with personal support staff you have Most likely by now formed your own opinions about working with them. if you’re anything like me you are a creature of habit, you find comfort and stability … Continue reading

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Finding adaptive clothing that works when you have a disability

 Adaptive clothing is a market but why does it mean not fashionable these days? Being designed with a wheelchair user and others with special needs in mind. Adaptive clothing increases independence, and it is functional but not fashionable. if you … Continue reading

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Are You Embarrassed By Your Cerebral Palsy And Exercise Skills? Here’s What To Do

introduction people with cerebral palsy need to exercise because it does not have to feel like a chore, it will improve one’s overall mobility, and it will help them longer happier and healthier lives. if you like my content why … Continue reading

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