Last evening (Sunday) one of my best friends, her mom, and I, had the delightful experience of seeing Mr. Bryan Adams live in concert. The concert was beautiful and acoustic. It was basically Bryan with an acoustic guitar and a guy on piano. If you get a chance to see him in concert I highly recommend it. Continue reading
There isn’t much explaination required
1. Built a community
2. Shared experiences go a long way
3. You are not alone 24 hours a day the blog and comments are here (this is even true for me!) Continue reading
A note from lifeofthedifferentlyabled
I have asked Jo to write what it is like to have a special needs child and she so kindly wrote the following
I’m Jo, mom of six – year – old Monkey Boy. He’s a bright, happy little guy who enjoys Star Wars, baseball, hockey, playing his drums, and learning about sharks. He plans to be a marine biologist when he grows up, but he definitely has a future in writing or stand – up comedy if he changes his mind.
In addition to all of my son’s wonderful qualities, he also happens to be a stroke survivor. Indeed, you read that correctly – my young son had a stroke, which was diagnosed shortly before his first birthday. As a result, he has left – sided hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Continue reading
Here’s my top 10 list relating to disability etiquette
1. Don’t stare at their chair
2. Keep in check the way you speak (don’t talk as though the person is not of equal cognition to you
3. Don’t pat me on the head (literally or with your words I am not anything special and don’t wish to be treated like I have “special needs”
4. Don’t ask personal or what you would normally deem invasive for yourself unless they offer information first which indicates they are comfortable talking about say for example their disability or how that disability impacts them
5. Don’t think it’s so incredibly amazing if you see people with physically disabilities that have children, can drive a car etc Continue reading
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With American thankgiving approaching I thought I’d write what I was thankful for. I am thankful to have my blog. This media has not only given me an outlet to share my story of my life with Cerebral Palsy, but in doing so I have built a small but mighty international community. I can appeciate the complex heart-wrenching emotions that parent has to deal with when they’re young child is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Continue reading
Hello welcome to old friends and new ones alike! We have moved from lifeofthedifferentlyabled.wordpress.com Continue reading
this blogger was kind enough to create a cerebral palsy blogs listing
This news story suggests some jokes which I for one don’t find funny, jokes about someone’s sobriety. Okay, but have you ever stopped to think that perhaps the person is not driving under the influence at all; That that same person may face this perception on a daily basis- all day every day.