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What are Modes, Working & Details of Alphabet Board for Disabled?

For the severely physically disabled individual the inability to communicate can be both a terrifying and frustrating experience, whether it is temporary while on a ventilator or permanent from a brain stem infarct. Generally, everyday communicative interactions such as the expression of thoughts and ideas, basic needs, and feelings are denied for this person. With advances in electronic technology, comprehensive…

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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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Hearing Some Heartbreaking News is Hard

Earlier this week, I received a message from a friend of mine who went to college with me. Mike got disabled from a car accident when he was in high school. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He received his law degree and he worked in Chicago. After that Mike met a woman who he fell in…

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Look Beyond Facial Distortions

We all say that this guy is good looking or this child is so cute. These comments make a person feel good about their selves and they long to hear it. But there are times when people say things that are really degrading to a person. I found a great podcast called “Advocate Like a Mother”.  The host is a…

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Best High School Reunion Ever

This past Saturday night I went to my 30-year high school reunion. Yes, I am that old. I went to it not expecting too much because it was in a big group, I feel I am left behind because it is too noisy.  Talking When I got there, it was in a small room in an Irish pub, and I…

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Love Someone With a Disability

I ran across an article about a woman who has MD and is in a relationship with a man who is able-body. She was asking him questions about their relationship. His answers were well thought out. He was her caregiver too. This was really unique, to say the least. When a person with a disability is in a relationship, the…

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Mental Health Month – Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By: Marie Miguel Mental illness is experienced by one in five adults every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It includes bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression, the latter being the leading cause of disability in the world. And yet, one of the biggest challenges we face with mental illness is the stigmatization surrounding it. As a society,…

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Do You Think Robots Will Feed People With Disabilities?

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text] One of my friends gave me an article about research being done at the University of Washington on making robots feeding people. The article said that there were about a million people who needed to be fed in 2010. That number one is growing every year.  Is This Real? A robot would solve many people’s issues. I can…

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What About Cerebral Palsy Month

March is Cerebral Palsy awareness month. I know you are saying so what - it is just a month that does nothing important. I feel that too since we don't see much improvement in treatments per se, but we are seeing a lot of news about kids with Cerebral Palsy doing something great.  Two Boys One teenager who has Cerebral…

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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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