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. I had to be able to walk before I could run and that wasn’t my reality.

I don’t remember moms answer, asking the question has stuck with me all these years and I can not pinpoint why. 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

A woman walking on a tightrope high up in the Yosemite ValleyI 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 comments back Continue reading

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happy st patricks day

just wanted to say 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 of the persuasion that a label is the keys to open many doors that will end up being helpful. 
It is my hope for you, that by the end of this post. You can look past the label and see it as keys to opening many doors for you, your child and your family. Education By having a label in the education system will help open doors to make education less challenging and more successful for the student, with special needs. Things change based on age

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cerebral palsy winter survival guide

A person walking with skis in the open on a ski hill near heavily treed winter forestsI 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 do like the look of winter the crisp clean beauty. The beauty of winter is best enjoyed observed from the inside looking out the window. 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

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Does Cerebral palsy cause learning disabilities/impairments?

A person drawing in a notepad with a rulerIt’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. Continue reading

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What advice would you give to a teen with a special needs?

Do you remember your teen years? In this post, I explore some advice I would offer the teens of today that would have been helpful when I was their age. Remember you are not alone, if you are feeling alone, a good place to start is to use the internet to build community. I need to say this, for the safety of my readers, as the topic of this post focuses on a teenage audience. I need to stress, practicing internet safety.

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