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

physical balance and cerebral palsy

Physical balance is a challenge for most at the best of times, but for some one living with cerebral palsy it is an ongoing challenge that in some cases in never overcome. I know for myself i literally can’t keep … Continue reading

Things to do when you when your child is struggling to get their educational needs met

as a student it felt like at times i was swimming upstream against a current of misunderstanding from the educational system struggling to create understanding. Well meaning people who didnt understand basic things that impacted me because of the cerebral … Continue reading

stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living

I think it is a little commonplace to find yourself feeling sorry for yourself when you have a disability Disability or otherwise we all have moments in life where we can find ourselves feeling discouraged. Since being sick, I have … Continue reading

how to help children with communication disabilities break down barriers

I think as a person with a disability, we have an innate ability to learn to adapt.  I think we don’t even realize that we adopt in the process of living with a  complex disability such as cerebral palsy. I … Continue reading