Tag Archives: Personal support worker

are support staff overly helpful at times?

Moving out on your own has its challenges for anyone, but a unique set of challenges arises when you have a physical disability and require assistance from others to accomplish activities of daily living. Figuring out what you actually need … Continue reading

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How to become a personal support worker

While looking for something to blog about today I found a question that I had neglected the answer from a while ago. The question was simply how do I become a personal support worker. This role is known by a … Continue reading

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The role of an attendant for teenagers with disabilities

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of attendants in my life. Over the years the role of the attendant in my life has changed and honestly, I have grown right along with it. This is the first … Continue reading

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From the perspective of an attendant (updated version)

this is part  three of a three part series. You can see part one and part two here Note from Laura this is being posted a second time as only half of it was sent to me the first time … Continue reading

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from attendant to friends

this is part  two of a three part series. You can see part one and part three here I first had an attendant when I was 12 but I truly realized the impact that this relationship could have on my … Continue reading

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an in depth look at life with attendants as a teenager

this is part one of a three part series. You can see part two and part three here I wouldn’t change having cerebral palsy for anything. I realized at a early age that my story would help others and that … Continue reading

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How College Was Different From High School

I chose the high school I attended, based on the supports I would need. Before high school, school life: and more specifically my bathroom visits were scheduled around when I had an educational assistant available. My educational assistant also acted … Continue reading

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Moved

As I wrote in this earlier post, I have moved in with a roommate. This is the first time I have lived not with my parents. I am enjoying it very much though it has taken some getting used to.  … Continue reading

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at seventeen

I am inspired today by the song “at seventeen” by Janis Ian. I chose this for my title as I feel that was a time in my life where I can share a lot with my readers. My friend my … Continue reading

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23 days and counting

  Hello sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, the day just seemed to get away on me. I couldn’t begin to tell you really what I did though; it was just one of those low-key days. As the title … Continue reading

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