Life Lessons From Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy

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It is true that cerebral palsy affects everyone differently, but a common thread has come from talking to friends with it. There seems to be common questions among readers, that I am going to try and answer and although I can only comment from a specific nature about my life I feel it important to look at these themes. Continue reading

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5 Perceptions I Have About Social Stigma, Disability and Teenagers

I have done my best to list 5 Perceptions I Have About Social Stigma, Disability with regard to teenagers Continue reading

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The power of Networking

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Perhaps one of the most valuable tools you have in the search for an apartment, is networking. Networking was how I ultimately came to find the place I now live, from a contact I had in my network already
At the time when the apartment became available I had spent the last year looking, for me and many others I have spoken with in recent months this appears to be a common thread with those I have talked to. So if you know people just think how many people those people may know and of those people someone may know of an apartment. Use your contacts to your advantage

 

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all things considered part 2 of the series

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If you missed yesterday’s post  here it is. So now that your needs have been established it is important to start looking own your own, for your living arrangements most communities have wait lists that are years in terms of accessible housing. I recommend taking time to search kijiji.ca if you are in Canada and craiglist if American. Continue reading

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Do You Have A Disability And Are You Looking To Move?

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As many of you know, I moved in august this is something I really enjoy but the process of finding a place didn’t come without its challenges. In this series of posts I will explore this process and share some things I learned along the way.
Today’s tip is to do your research. This may seem obvious, but if you have specific needs like wheelchair access make sure you look into to this as I have heard many cities have wait lists that are years long for such units. I would recommend outlining for yourself what you will need in an apartment as an example
• An accessible bathroom
• Barrier free kitchen
• Support staff to help with x, y, and z (knowing this is especially important if you have always lived with your parents and never on your own)
I will explore this topic further tomorrow
Until then

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Themes Parks And Taking Your Special Needs Family

In a perfect world I would still most likely be labeled as disabled: but I can’t lie, there are some things I wish were vastly different. the tight muscles make the every day task some days harder than others. Continue reading

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Looking For A Book To Read? I Have The Answer

One of the first books I remember my mom reading to me was “mine for keeps” by Canadian children’s author, Jean Little.  Continue reading

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Thanks For Giving Me The Gift Of Wings

When I was a teenager, I was the local Easter seals ambassador. I would give speeches and act as the voice for families receiving support from the Easter Seal Society. It was through giving these speeches that I would meet people who would later change my perspective on the world. In 2005 I was given an opportunity that would forever change me. Continue reading

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I Dream Of A Trip

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This past September an acquaintance did something I could dream of. He took a road trip and made parts of the world that were otherwise to a wheelchair user deemed inaccessible, and saw the world regardless. Continue reading

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Snow Snow go away come again another day

I hate snow my muscles are sore and my movements outdoors are deliberate and as planned as possible to prevent me from being outdoors in the snow for too long, Continue reading

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