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Socialization and Disabilities Have to Go Together

Life needs socialization, and I don’t mean just parties but actually talking to others. We as human beings, learn how to socialize as we are growing up. With people with disabilities especially when they are born with a disability, they usually don’t learn how to socialize right away. Since people with disabilities are behind the eight ball with socialization from…

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Getting Accepted at School With a Disability is Hard

When a child with a disability enters a new class, getting accepted at school is difficult. It might be because the other classmates might not be around other children with disabilities. So how does the teacher foster acceptance by the whole class? This post is going to focus on pre-junior high years because the child usually has only one teacher…

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Letting Go The Negativity – How to Restore Your Life

Everybody has bad days and it just happens when you least expect it. It might be when you were in a hurry to get to work and you had an accident, which made you super late. You might have had a personal assistant who just quit on you when you didn’t expect it. I could go on and on with…

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Caregivers Are Essential – How Do We keep The Good Ones?

Caregiving is a job where a few people can do well and it has a lot of shit to handle – the pun was not intended. Without caregivers, our lives with disabilities would not be the same. That means they are a really important part of our lives, and we don’t think about it sadly enough. Good and Not so…

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How Mainstreaming Helps a Student’s Life for the Better

Mainstreaming is where students with disabilities are placed in the regular classroom. It allows the student to be accepted by their peers and have the education that all students should have. When I started the first grade in 1971, I was with students who had a disability, and the teacher had experience helping the students with their daily needs. In…

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Alexa: Do You Help People With Disabilities?

Do you want to increase your quality of life your quality of life? Do you want to create a home with meet your needs in light of your disability? I strongly recommend the use of smart home technologies. Using integrated technology like Amazon Alexa and Google home assistant you can increase your home’s functionality a little bit of the time…

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Living With a Disability What Community is Best for You

The purpose of this article is to find the most disability-friendly cities in the United States. My evaluation criteria consist of the following items: Cost-of-living Affordable reliable attendant care Accessible affordable transportation close to home with proximity to work, school, doctors, and entertainment. According to the Social Security Administration, one in every 5 people has a disability today. Sadly, this…

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The Quest for Affordable Accessible Housing

If you’re like me a physically disabled individual with very limited resources such as Social Security disability being your only source of income it can be very difficult if not impossible to find affordable accessible housing when you are disabled.  2 Affordable Accessible Housing Programs Generally, there are 2 types of housing programs that I am aware of 1 of…

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Importance of Education

I think most every one would agree that having a good education is paramount  in living in today's society.  This is especially true for those with complex disabilities.  I was born with cerebral palsy at a time in history when institutionalization was the only option.  Being African American and female made it even more unlikely that I would survive what…

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I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.

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