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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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Personal Care Assistants Are Very Helpful

When having Cerebral Palsy, you might need help with daily activities like dressing, preparing meals for you, and other things. These people who help you are known as personal assistants (PCA). I have around five personal assistants or aides. Without these people, I would not be able to do what I want to do every day. Personal Assistants What are…

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How To Plan For The Future With PCA’s

As a person with a disability like Cerebral Palsy, it is tough to plan out several months because you don’t know what aides you will have. Yes, it would be nice to say that you will have all your personal care assistants (PCA’s) in six months from now, but is it realistic? This question is not easy to answer. It…

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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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