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

social isolation because of childhood disability and my experience with it

Although I can only write to my own experiences I have a lot to say, especially on the subject of social isolation.  I think that they’re a lot of misconception regarding social isolation and disability. I think there are a … Continue reading

the different looks of independence

What does independence really means to you? Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking on this subject as I talk to friends who are in various stages of this facet of their lives. I was the first of … Continue reading

understanding my sensitive feet

I was asked to write on the topic of shoes, and thought it would be beneficial to write about this at this time of year because, well sandals at one time were a difficult piece of footwear for my cerebral … Continue reading

Enjoying my favourite parts of summer

Thanks for sticking with me while I took a break from the blog for July. It got me thinking about summer in general, and summers past more accurately. So I am curious some of your favorite ways to spend your … Continue reading

The role of an attendant for teenagers with disabilities

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of attendants in my life. Over the years the role of the attendant in my life has changed and honestly, I have grown right along with it. This is the first … Continue reading