Category Archives: disability

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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2016 Cleveland Indians Lived the Disabled Life

2016 Cleveland Indians Lived the Disabled Life

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Extra enthusiasm surrounded the 2016 Cleveland Indians. A natural occurrence considering the team remained one win away from a World Series championship. That elusive victory will haunt the franchise’s fan base for a while. Exactly how long, only the 2017 Cleveland Indians can help control. Although said topic stands one for another day and another…

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#CPChatNow Excitement Level

#CPChatNow Recap- 11-11-2015

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This year Veterans Day fell on a Wednesday, giving the live cerebral palsy Twitter chat #CPChatNow a great opportunity to show a chat co-founder John W, Quinn respect. In fact multiple participants thanked John for his 20 years serving the U.S. in the Navy. The average person might think someone with cerebral palsy can’t serve…

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The advice Cory Matthews gives his students about labels in Girl Meets World.

Girl Meets World Takes On Autism

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*Spoiler Alert- The following contains spoilers from the Girl Meets World episode “Girl Meets I Am Farkle,” which aired Friday, September 11th, 2015. Friday, September 11th, 2015 Boy Meets World spinoff Girl Meets World tackled a subject not addressed nearly enough on the small screen, disability. Specifically, the episode “Girl Meets I Am Farkle” focused…

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#CPChatNow Recap- Advocacy Focus Chat

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On Wednesday, August 26th #CPChatNow presented a conversation about advocacy with our own Devin Axtman and special guest Emily Ladau. Their passion for the topic showed immediately! Before proceeding further, I asked Devin and Emily to share the credentials that make them fitting leaders to run the night’s focus chat. After you finish reading this…

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Stick figures discuss inspiration.

Seeing Inspiration From a New Perspective

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*Blogger’s Note- I originally published this piece on my old blog under the title “Inspiration- A Third Person Concept?” Most times when I’m in a conversation about inspiration this post comes to my mind. So I decided to re-publish the post here. Enjoy! Over the past six plus years I delved deeper into a word…

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Say No to Bullying

Clowning Around vs. Bullying

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A discussion on bullying will most likely conjure up strong emotions. Within those emotions you will find a stark contrast in opinions. One side calls bullying an epidemic while the other dismisses the uproar as society becoming soft. Surely the great range in behavior which deems consideration as bullying factors into the different takes. For…

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With whom will you find love?

Dating Someone Else with a Disability

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Intrigue grows when disability gets added to a conversation about dating and relationships. Society does not pair up disability and attractiveness. Instead negative stigmas interfere with even considering a person with a disability as a viable significant other. This can lead to labeling and limiting prospects. Like I say in the above video a disability…

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