Author Archives: Zachary Fenell

Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

Needing Role Models with Cerebral Palsy

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Recently funny man Zach Anner guest starred on ABC’s sitcom Speechless. Naturally you expect his appearance to leave viewers laughing. Although that proved the case, he left an additional impact too. Or so I think. Beyond providing laughs, Zach Anner’s role emphasized the need for role models with cerebral palsy. WARNING: Minimal spoilers to Speechless…

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Zachary Fenell provides three more self-reflection questions to ask yourself on your birthday.

Three More Self-Reflection Questions to Ask On Your Birthday

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Cake, friends, and family indicate birthday time! Before embarking on these festivities though, consider first answering some self-reflection questions. Previously I suggested you answer the following five questions on your birthday. What stands out? What did you accomplish? What went right? What went wrong? How can you move forward better in the next year? Today…

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After talking up the AXSChat community a lot,Zachary Fenell takes time to write a formal testimonial for the community.

AXSChat Testimonial

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To educate and dispel cerebral palsy misconceptions in a fun, engaging way. That remains my website’s mission statement. Successful fulfillment relies on remembering there will always remain more to learn. Lately I am turning to the AXSChat community to obtain said knowledge. The AXSChat mention probably comes as no surprise to those who follow me…

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Finding Disability Equality in Sports

Finding Disability Equality in Sports

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Picture the audience at a sold out sporting event. Now imagine an inclusive crowd. Did the image in your head change? Yes? That right there demonstrates how sports effectively create disability equality. Given I need to point out the disability says a lot. When you pan across sports spectators you see one group. Fans! Anyone…

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Cerebral Palsy Worst Case Scenario: Lessons to Learn

Cerebral Palsy Worst Case Scenario: Lessons to Learn

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With the right perspective you can take from any worst case scenario. Learn life lessons beneficial to your personal growth. Please note I said “any.” So that encompasses a cerebral palsy worst case scenarios Admittedly defining cerebral palsy worst case scenarios may seem debatable. Given the condition’s wide spectrum, many factors deserve consideration. However I…

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Kindle Fire Accessibility for Reading Books

Kindle Fire Accessibility for Reading Books

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Electronic books versus hard copies, the debate will likely continue forth awhile. Although when discussed in context with accessibility one reigns supreme. Electronic books make reading accessible to a whole another level. Particularly Kindle Fire accessibility options prove pretty robust. Since I am best familiar with the aforementioned, today I thought to share my knowledge.…

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Recently Stairlifts Reviews named my blog one of the best disability blogs.

Named Among the 100 Best Disability Blogs

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Recently Stairlifts Reviews named the 100 best blogs for disabled people and carers. Among the 100 best disability blogs listed, you will spot my blog. I imagine somewhere five words echoing from Chris Jericho’s mouth. Indeed Mr. Jericho, I just made the list! Sorry everyone, the wrestling reference proved too tempting. Moving on! No honor…

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Creating One United Disability Community

Creating One United Disability Community

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Did you know the disability community remains the largest minority group in the world? Said fact continuously comes up in disability related Twitter chats I participate in. Yet that reality might come as a surprise. A major reason why involves the many different disability subcategories. Not often do you see one united disability community. Good…

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Not So Special Needs Mom, Zachary's mother reads to him and his two able-bodied brothers back when they were kids.

Not So Special Needs Mom

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Remove the word “special” from “special needs mom.” Woah! Calm down. Okay, I am at fault. I should know better. My initial sentence risk seeming fighting words. After all, special needs moms largely prove a passionate bunch. May I request a do-over? Thanks for the second chance. Today I will challenge perceptions regarding special needs…

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