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

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

dreaming of an accessible house

A few months ago, I came across an article that has forever changed my thoughts on accessible housing. The planet's very best autoblogging application. … Continue reading

talk it app

Last week I was approached by a start up company that truly caught my attention. They are developing a product that in my opinion could change communication for people with speech difficulties. The co-founders realized a need of making communication … Continue reading

how to help a child with cerebral palsy

The most asked question I get from my readers is: how to help a child with cerebral palsy? This question is admittedly frustrating  to me because I want to respond with something like help with them with what? So my … Continue reading

self doubt and confidence: life with a disability

I have been thinking a lot about self doubt and confidence issues as it relates to one’s perception of self. I have written a lot about how tasks in life when you have cerebral palsy take far longer than for … Continue reading

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