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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I think it’s a unique problem that people with disabilities face, and frankly a problem that you will deny, but the reality is it is a real issue. if you like my content why not help me out by joining … Continue reading

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I distinctly recall an art project in elementary school that was phrased in the form of a question/ I think it was intended to be fun and inspiring question, but instead left me feeling keenly aware of my disability if … Continue reading

2 things to remember that not everyone knows about cerebral palsy

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 … Continue reading