With the holiday season around the corner I was looking around amazon and found some really unique toys that I can tell you I would have found cool receiving when I was a child because anything in a wheelchair is cool right? Continue reading
I have had a number of emails and comments on my various social media platform over the past few months, the main question they want to know is “How can I help family and friends understand cerebral palsy” so I have decided to explain and offer a few key tips on the along the way. Continue reading
I don’t think I realized anything was different about me until I started school, before that I was just one of the kids in the neighbourhood. Probably because they grew up around me I wasn’t seen as different by them.
In school was when realized I was different when a classmate asked me if I missed being able to walk.
remember this is all i have known
I explained that this is all i had ever known I feel this important for others to remember also that I don’t miss something I have never known
You are on part 2 of this series you can read part 1 here and part 3 here
I think one of the hardest things for parents of kids with disabilities like cerebral palsy, is understanding what your child is capable of. Although I can’t tell you: in the sense of a step by step cookie cutter method – I wish I could. But these are the things I can share with you that I know you will find helpful. These things I have observed from my own life. Continue reading
You are on part 1 of this series you can read part 2 here and part 3 here This is the first part of a series that I thought I would write to help you understand what you can expect in terms of your child because of their cerebral palsy.
Before we begin, I want to take a moment and remind you all that this post is strictly based on my own experiences; and remind you further that how everyone’s disability impacts them is as unique as the individual personalities, eye color etc.
The point I am trying to make is this: Continue reading
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Happy Halloween!This post will be probably fairly short, by comparison to my recent posts. But I am curious, what Halloween is like for your differently-abled children. Continue reading
Social relationships can be a challenge for everyone, I think that one of the hardest things about having a physical disability, is that it is visible. The harsh reality of society, is that it is the norm for most consciously or not to shy away from things that are perceived as different. In the case of people with a physical disability that would be their mobility equipment. Continue reading
I came across an interesting concept: do you ever feel like you’re doing tasks in slow-motion? This is not something I am overly aware of feeling. But I want to explore this, because I am always looking for new and interesting things to write about. Not only for me, but I hope that these unique concepts will be helpful to you also.
I feel that slow-motion is a relative term. So, when exploring this I wish to recognize that each individual may find that they see things differently as it relates to their life. Personally, for me and I can only talk about myself in this context. Continue reading
One of the things that was an issue for me as a child was drooling. I personally feel that my drooling has lessened with age. I have noted a sense of relaxation in my facial muscles and thus the drooling improved. As a kid I used to wear wrist sweat bands to help wipe away the moisture from my skin.
This isn’t to say I don’t drool today it just happens when I am tired or when my facial muscles go from tight to relaxed without warning. The fact is there isn’t much in my knowledge hat you can do to prevent this inconvenient issue but I know that it became less of an issue for me with age. I don’t know if its just me, or if this is just my personal experience with drooling but none the less I thought it was worth exploring as I have seen a lot of discussion.