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Cerebral Palsy

I Can't In Fact Do Anything I Set My Mind To (And That's OK)

Kathleen Downes | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Downes

As a disabled person, this realization has not left me defeated, but instead, free to focus on that which I can do. Free to shape my life and my goals according to my needs. Free to accept that it is not necessary to be able "to do anything" so long as I am proud of the "something" I can do.

The Soul Of An Athlete: Sport Defines Team Agar

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

What does a triathlete look like? I finished my first triathlon - a teeny, tiny sprint triathlon - a few weeks ago, so, ok, a triathlete could look l...

4 Things Children With Birth Injuries And Their Parents Should Know That Could Be Worth Lots Of Money

Jack Choros | Posted 06.27.2016 | Parents
Jack Choros

I've been living with a condition called cerebral palsy for nearly 31 years now. It's a disease most commonly resulting from a birth injury and it can't be passed on genetically, which explains why my twin sister doesn't have a disability.

This Seat Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Experience The Joy Of Slides

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents

Every kid deserves to know the fun that comes with going down a slide, and a team in Israel is trying to make that possible. Two "Fixperts" from the ...

From Hollywood Ableism to Employment

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Disability rights advocates around the world are protesting Me Before You, the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia o...

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Walks For First Time To Get Diploma

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Good News

Two grueling years of physical therapy totally paid off. Micah McDade, who was born with cerebral palsy, walked for the first time in his life to rece...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

America's Sweetheart Susan Lucci Opens Up About Love, Fans and the Little Boy Who Won Her Heart

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

When All My Children came to an end in 2011, it seemed Susan Lucci took a page from Erica Kane's handbook. The reinvention began. Some critics charged that Lucci's career was over. Those who underestimated her made a big mistake.

Water Canons Used On Disabled Protestors in Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The I.E.P. Adventure

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

Would you like to come to an I.E.P. meeting with me? I know, it sounds like fun. What is an I.E.P.? It is an Individualized Educational Plan, and it is every differently abled child's right in the United States of America.

Best and Worst States for People with Disabilities to Get Jobs

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Each year 300,000 young people with disabilities age into what should be the workforce. Sadly, despite the fact that most want to work, the majority d...

Selfless Playstation Worker Customizes Controller For Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.04.2016 | Good News

A Sony PlayStation worker went above and beyond the call of duty to help out a New Jersey video gamer with cerebral palsy. Peter Byrne says an employe...

Why It's Important My Wheelchair Is Part of How You See Me

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Karin Hitselberger

For so many years, I wanted people to see me without my disability, but now I realize that would mean they weren't really seeing me at all.

Speak!

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I never thought I would be so anxious to have my voice heard. If I could change only one thing about my cerebral palsy, it would be the affect it has...

My Experience Competing With The Average Able-Bodied White Guy

Jack Choros | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Jack Choros

My mom had always preached to me about the importance of getting a good job at institutions that seemed most likely to hire an educated individual with a physical disability, which in my case is cerebral palsy.

The Inspiring Way This 9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Is Helping Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents

A 9-year-old British boy with cerebral palsy is showing the world that disabilities don't have to prevent kids from pursuing their athletic dreams. Ba...

Wheelchair Turns Boy With Cerebral Palsy Into Skate Park Superstar

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Good News

One boy won’t let his chair put a spoke in his wheels. A video of a boy shredding the bowl at a Sacramento, California, skate park with a little hel...

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Karina Ortiz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Karina Ortiz

You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you.

10 Tips for Including People With Disabilities in Your Party

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to hold a party where all guests -- with and without disabilities -- feel welcomed, respected and have fun. All it takes is some planning.

Why This Gay Man With Cerebral Palsy Is Taking Off His Clothes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ryan O'Connell, a writer known for his work in Thought Catalog, recently sat down with StyleLikeU to discuss the nuances of being a gay man who lives ...

Giving Glendon A New Wheelchair

Plumfund | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Plumfund

Today, the family pushes forward by transitioning a large portion of their farm from chemically treated produce to more desirable organic practices, and by ensuring that the grandkids stay on track with their education.

Show Tackles Dating While Gay and Disabled

Christina Paschyn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Christina Paschyn

How many able-bodied gay men would ask out a disabled gay man? That's the question actor Ryan J. Haddad, 23, has struggled with for most of his young adult life.

Overcoming Perceptions of Parenting with a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 02.16.2016 | Parents
Christinne Rudd

When I became a mom, I never knew how much scrutiny I'd face just because I happen to be disabled too. You read that right, my disability is secondary to me, and to be quite honest, I actually don't think of it at all.

WATCH: 17 Steps Between a Dancer and Her Dream

HooplaHa | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Twelve-year-old Meg has always had a dream to be a dancer. Adopted as a baby, Meg came to the United States with her sister when she was just 3 month ...

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 15

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

I know it's frustrating right now, but I promise you it won't always be that way. You will learn to claim disability as an important part of who you are. You will become a proud disabled woman, and a fierce advocate who wants to dedicate your life to changing the world for the better instead of running from it.