I have had a lot of people coming to my site wondering what people with cerebral palsy are capable of doing. As much as I respect where the interest in this topic comes from and I don’t know what people are truly seeking when they ask this question. If anyone has insight into this I would love to hear it? Continue reading
With six more weeks of winter, I can’t help but start to think of the warmer days of summer. But then it occurred to me that many of us, like myself find the beach a challenge to access – especially when a wheelchair is involved. Continue reading
I am very passionate about the work that I do. People are always amazed when I tell them I am a professional blogger. I think there is many misconceptions that blogging has to be done by someone who has an extraordinary story. Continue reading
Want an idea of what to expect for your child socially in school?
Gaining knowledge from others who have been through something similar is always helpful to learn from. I hope this ebook makes the social aspects of school a little easier for those you care about.
The key things you will learn from this e-book are:
- The social impact of disability
- How to explain cerebral palsy to your child and their peers
- How to find an advocate for your child
- How to teach your child to advocate for themselves
who is this book for?
- anyone with cerebral palsy
- anyone who has a family member with cerebral palsy
- anyone looking to learn about cerebral palsy
What format is it in?
Are you ready to buy?
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this is a short post to tell you that there is another big event happening on my blog on monday stay tuned
I have some ideas for future blog posts, but I thought it would give you an opportunity to share with me any topics you feel I have uncovered or want me to cover in more detail.
I have had a lot of questions lately regarding what children with cerebral palsy are capable of. The truth is, everyone is different and therefore every situation is unique. I always like to celebrate the small things, be it professionally or personally. Last week, I wrote a post that taking risks.
I feel like you don’t know what you are capable of until you try. Continue reading
All my life, I have been swimming upstream against society’s view of disability. Sure, I was born with a physical disability that has undoubtedly shaped my experiences and given me a different and unique perspective from that of many of my peers. But, it is these experiences that I draw on to write this blog. I am only one blog, one opinion, and one person who has the guts to share my experiences.
It is funny that I am in the profession that I am in, because my family will attest to the fact that as a child and even now I am known as “Queen what if” essentially, I worry about absolutely everything and I rehash these worries with friends and family until I am blue in the face and they are absolutely sick of listening to me. I think, the reason I do this is because if I talk it out enough maybe the answer will change? I don’t know, but I can assure everyone that it is equally annoying for me as it is for all of you. The point of telling me this is, blogging is about risks. I know that now, when I started I didn’t see it as taking any risks. I really thought I was filling a void needed to be filled online, and this is the attitude I continue to have when I tried to write posts for this blog.
Are you going to spend the rest of your life in the garage?
This is question was posed to me by my father when I was a child shortly after moving into our new house. You see, we had just moved in and dad had bulit a ramp in the garage so I could go in and out of the house independantly.
How not blogging is like spending life in the garage
For me, not blogging would have been the same as not learning how to navigate over that bump in the garage. Blogging is my way of giving back to the world. I honestly feel had I not taken the plunge in December 2009 I would be a totally different person.
I like blogging because it’s an equalizer: I know I have said that before, but it is true. At the end of every year I look back and highlight the huge key things from the previous year I know that many of you look forward to this. It is also something that is very motivating for me as well. Every year, I look for things that flopped so that I can improve on them in future. I am telling you this because I have had a lot of questions recently about getting started blogging. Continue reading
I am sure like me most of the people reading this take their ability to speak for granted. I did until a girl in my teens who had been left non verbal as a result of a brain injury from an accident.
This encounter was humbling for me it made me truly realize how blessed I am to have the ability to speak. The experience also reminded me to be patient and remember that communicating with alternate means is a pain staking task that is often well worth the wait.
People often get frustrated by the communication tools used by people who are non verbal because of the time they take to have a conversation is lengthy but if you can learn a lot if you take the time.