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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

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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The Art of learning to run when you can’t walk

It never occurred to that my wheelchair would make me seem different to my peers until I started school I remember as a child, asking my mother why I couldn’t run. Looking back, this seems funny to my adult brain. … Continue reading

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planning for summer

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does cerebral palsy ever go away?

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My thoughts on finding physical balance

I wrote a pithy post that surprised me with its response. It was a post about physical balance and what I did not realize that I have more to say on this topic this is why I didn’t write individual … Continue reading

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happy st patricks day

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Things to do when your child is given a diagnosis

I am not a parent but I want to write about this from the perspective of the adult with the label, herself.¬† There seems to be a stigma within society, about having a diagnosis, of any sort. but I am … Continue reading

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cerebral palsy winter survival guide

I don’t know many people with disabilities who live in cold climates, that actually enjoy the snow. Well, I guess that’s a possibility if you enjoy winter sports which is not something I have never enjoyed. I will say I … Continue reading

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Advice for college students with special needs

As I sit down to write this post I remember my college days and the things I wish I had known or thought through more in-depth if you like my content why not help me out by joining my mailing … Continue reading

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Does Cerebral palsy cause learning disabilities/impairments?

It’s safe to say, at one time or another, we all have struggled with something in terms of formal education. In general people with cerebral palsy often have difficulties in the subject of math. if you like my content why … Continue reading

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