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special needs adult wants you to know

I grew up being different I guess what would call “special needs” and because that special need was visible in its nature it made for interesting social aspects in my life.The truth is children are hard on each other. if … Continue reading

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I welcome a child’s curiosity

I think all too often when you live life from the point of view, of a visible disability I think it truly lends itself to being somewhat of a poster child for other folks with disabilities. My perception is that … Continue reading

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working to better the disability cause

As an adult with a disability I have been working to better the cause for people with disabilities since 2009 by means of this blog. I think it is an honor to be the voice for others in a similar … Continue reading

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3 Agonizing assumptions people make about people with disabilities

I think it’s a unique problem that people with disabilities face, and frankly a problem that you will deny, but the reality is it is a real issue. if you like my content why not help me out by joining … Continue reading

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disability in mainstream television

Today, while writing this I am watching television. And although there are representations of people with disabilities in mainstream television in reality TV I’m frustrated that none of these representations include in wheelchairs. I should note that yes Artie from … Continue reading

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have the courage to be different

The reality is that living with a visible physical disability can be hard, and humans are curious. Well-meaning people stare and have been known to gawk and give looks of pity. I know this can be frustrating but when you … Continue reading

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adults means a better sense of relating to my world

I have written a lot about my childhood and self-acceptance but I have also noted that the experiences of my life are shaped by how I have grown up relating differently to the world around me or at least this … Continue reading

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self confidence how to forget the disability

I think one of things that I have to remember that people are going to have their assumptions about me whether they are correct or otherwise I must realize that my disability is visible and thus I can’t get away … Continue reading

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remember we are all individuals

Perception is a weird thing.  Growing up my peers struggled to understand how me there classmate with a physical disability was in mainstream classes. I think this came in part because there was a program for students who had what … Continue reading

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disability: how I suggest approaching talking about it with people

Talking about your disability can be a challenge at times. I was talking to a friend the other day and she was asked about how to handle it when people ask those awkward invasive questions. You know the ones about … Continue reading

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