The role of an attendant for teenagers with disabilities

2508135870 e899273e53 The role of an attendant for teenagers with disabilities

My friend (Photo credit: Scarleth Marie creative commons)

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of attendants in my life. Over the years the role of the attendant in my life has changed and honestly, I have grown right along with it. This is the first post in a two part series. This post will look at the teen years and the role the attendant played in my life.

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To understand a child’s special needs is to truly understand that every child is unique

To understand a child’s special needs is to truly understand that every child is unique. I struggle with the term “special needs” within my own life. I think because you have to remember this is all I have ever known. So therefore, I struggle to wrap the term special needs into my personal vocabulary, because well they are simply MY NEEDS.

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cerebral palsy teenage years

It’s pretty safe to say we all have fond memories of our teen years, or okay in some cases not so fond memories.  Having a disability like cerebral palsy offers its own unique challenges I think, I say I think because having cerebral palsy is all I have known and will ever know. Continue reading