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

understanding someone who is non verbal

Imagine you can’t speak or if you do have a few word communication is a slow and frustrating process of people abruptly ending talking to you or perhaps not engaging in conversation at all. New user of the webs optimum … Continue reading

parenting a child with special needs a guide from a special needs adult

Although I am not a parent I feel I have a unique perspective on the world of special needs children being that I have cerebral palsy myself. Simply put treat your child as you would treat any other child, allow … Continue reading

is clothing and shoe shopping a challenge for you?

I don’t know if I am weird, but I truly hate clothes shopping things I like don’t always work because my range of motion makes putting on clothes a challenge. The same is true with me and shoes because  thanks … Continue reading

Mobility Devices and the Social Impact of Using One

When I think of myself, I don’t think of my disability first and foremost. Sure, I’ve used an array of mobility equipment over the years, but I only see the mobility devices as a means of transportation. However, there seems … Continue reading

How to become a personal support worker

While looking for something to blog about today I found a question that I had neglected the answer from a while ago. The question was simply how do I become a personal support worker. This role is known by a … Continue reading