Parents’ Corner

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What My Mom Meant To Me

Last few blog posts I have been talking about school, and college,  but all of this was made possible by my parents especially my mom. When kids are growing up, they feel like their mom is too hard on them. I felt the same way and thought she was so hard on me. Now as I look back, without her…

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It Was Awesome to Move Out

In the summer of 2009, I had a personal care assistant who took me out to have fun. One day we stopped by Katharine Manor. It is a building that was built for people with disabilities. My aide had friends there and I found that I knew people there too. I was not thinking about moving out, but I was…

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My Dad: What Does Disability Mean To Me?

My Dad: What Does Disability Mean To Me? Today we have a special person who answered the question about what does disability mean to them. The person is my dad. Before I read what he wrote, I will tell you a little bit about him so you can understand what he means in his explanation. My dad was born in…

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Educate Kids About Disabilities

I was looking at Pinterest this past week and found a lot of useful articles about disability and Cerebral Palsy. I want to address two topics that caught my eye. The first thing was about how the items that are made for kids who are under the teenage years are much more than for a teenager. Ones they are teenagers,…

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10 Ways to Help a Child With Autism

I never heard about Autism until my friends had a son who had it. I thought Autism was a disability that was new. The CDC says that one in 68 children has Autism. If you think of it, it is a lot of kids who have Autism. As a society, how do we support these children with this disability? I…

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Why Are Friends so Important?

Today I want to talk about friends. I am using the word “friends” loosely here. The person might be a family member, a neighbor, a classmate, a coworker, a former caregiver, or yes actually a friend. So why do I want to talk about friends? Independent As we do more on our own, we need people in our lives who…

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A Complete and Easy Guide to Learn About CP

Today we are going to be talking about Cerebral Palsy (CP) in depth. I thought it is really important to understand what it is and the history of it. I hope that this post will be a guide about Cerebral Palsy that everyone can share with others. Every year there are 10,000 babies who are born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral…

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Kids With CP Are Amazing and Remarkable Kids

Kids with CP are like any other kids. They like to laugh, play, swim, listen to music and thousands of other things. But, why do people have the thinking that kids with Cerebral Palsy or another disability don’t have a normal life? Like I said many of times that Cerebral Palsy affects people. It might affect a person physically. Sometimes…

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How To Interview A Personal Care Assistant

Last time we talked about how to look for a personal care assistant. Let’s say that someone answered your ad or one of your friends has a person who might want to help you. Do you just say that the person can start tomorrow or do you want to interview them? I just tell them to start tomorrow. No no!…

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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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