Parents’ Corner

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Aren’t People With Disabilities Important Anymore?

As we are slowly getting back to the new normal, I have to share a couple of thoughts about what happened over the last three months. We had the Covid-19 pandemic which is still going on, although it is getting better. We see thousands and thousands of people die from this pandemic. The doctors and researchers are learning what we…

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HMS School – Different Kind of School

As a child with Cerebral Palsy, education is really difficult to receive. Schools sometimes overlook the potential of the students and not provide the education that the students need. There is a school that is making a difference with students with Cerebral Palsy. It is named HMS School which is in Philadelphia, PA How HMS School Got Started HMS School…

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Utah is Paving the Way With Therapy

I ran upon an article about giving funding for therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida in Utah. If the bill passes into law, it would be the first law in the country that would allow money for therapy. I think that this is awesome in so many ways. Cost for Therapy First, therapy sometimes would cost $50…

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Bullying — Can We Actually End It?

These days bullying is getting worse and it is not improving. Bullying is not new – it’s going on for decades. My dad was bullied when he was a teenager and he is almost 90 years old. In his time, kids did it for fun and would forget it. Today kids can do more damage than in dad’s time or even my…

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Handling Tragedy at Home with Parents

Last few weeks have been kind of stressful because my dad had an accident at home and it was really shocking when I learned about it. As a person with a disability, you cannot just go and take care for your loved one or just visit them when you want to. The bible mentions that we have to take care…

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How Do You Determine That You Need Help?

This week I watched the Good Doctor on ABC, and they had a good story that we have to talk about as people with disabilities. There was a mom who had a teenager who had Autism and the dad was not in their lives. She was trying to take care of her son, but he was big and strong. He…

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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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Keeping Your Child’s Body Loose at School

When children with Cerebral Palsy go to school, parents usually are concerned about the education, which is true, but therapy and getting out the chair is really important too. If they don’t get out, their hamstrings might get tight or their hips might get affected too. So, what should you do to keep your child’s body healthy? Therapy at School…

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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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