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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

Hiding behind a vail: talking about invisable and learning disabilities which cause social isolation and frusteration!

The social stigma of disability is an extremely interesting concept to me. throughout my life I have faced visible isolation and well misunderstanding in the general context. As a post today if you like my content why not help me … Continue reading

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i am sick

hi guys so since yesterday i have a had a cold that has knocked me on my ass! if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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Darius goes west (DGW)

In 2005 Darius Weems and 11 of his friends decided to take a road trip from his home in Athens Georgia  to California where they were going to have Darius wheelchair pimped out on MTV’s Pimp my ride. if you like … Continue reading

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will write more tomorrow (monday)

today is proving busy so i may not have time to post but i intend to see you all on monday if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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dating with a service dog

an interesting post something i had never even considered what are your thoughts if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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Man’s best friend has found a new job.

In my search for interesting things to blog about today if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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Disability in popular culture

As a kid, I would get very excited to learn that a disabled character was actually being played by a disabled actor, why you ask; because, so often this is NOT the case. I wrote a similar post here if … Continue reading

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We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of OZ

Tonight my friend (probably my longest friend too, almost 20 years.) went to see the Broadway stage production of the wizard of oz if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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Access to Entertainment

this article has me annoyed because this is so common and it sucks see my post from the other day. if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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I don’t dream of children

A lot of women want children, dream of being a mother. I never have but this article if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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