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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

Finding adaptive clothing that works when you have a disability

¬†Adaptive clothing is a market but why does it mean not fashionable these days? Being designed with a wheelchair user and others with special needs in mind. Adaptive clothing increases independence, and it is functional but not fashionable. if you … Continue reading

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Are You Embarrassed By Your Cerebral Palsy And Exercise Skills? Here’s What To Do

introduction people with cerebral palsy need to exercise because it does not have to feel like a chore, it will improve one’s overall mobility, and it will help them longer happier and healthier lives. if you like my content why … Continue reading

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how to a create cerebral palsy family network

it is important to surround yourself with those who have come before you. Let me paint a scenario, for you. You are a parent of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy. if you like my content why not help me … Continue reading

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Can a person with Cerebral Palsy become a…

When you ask a child what do they want to be when they grow up the almost always have a creative answer. I will admit not always original but they have some sort of answer. Doctor, firefighter etc. When you … Continue reading

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is cerebral palsy a progressive disease?

introduction to write this post, I did some research to make sure my information that I am providing is correct. I enjoy blog posts that challenge me either in my knowledge or how to present it in a way that’s … Continue reading

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The Secret Skill Only Special Needs Families Know

Introduction I think parents of kids with physical disabilities feel like life has to stop entirely because they may have to adapt to a new way of life. if you like my content why not help me out by joining … Continue reading

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creative ways to exercise when you have a physical disability

I was in awe when I realized how little information about exercising there was in the medical world. When it comes to folks like myself, who have a physical disability. For me, this all came to light, when I recovered … Continue reading

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can a person with cerebral palsy live on their own

Introduction I’ve given the subject a lot of thought, both for the sake of this blog post and within my life out of necessity. The question is: can a person with cerebral palsy live on their own? ¬† Preparing to … Continue reading

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happy easter

i just wanted to wish you all a happy easter if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing list its free

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living with cerebral palsy

  I have spent a while figuring out how to write this blog post, as lately I have been asked various questions about what living with cerebral palsy is like and although I see and value the importance of such … Continue reading

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