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Cerebral Palsy

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.

Mosquito Virus May Have Caused Brain Damage In Thousands Of Babies

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing...

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 ...

Giving Glendon A New Wheelchair

Plumfund | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact

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 11.16.2015 | 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

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.

Why I Refuse to Say I 'Fight' My Disablity

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Karin Hitselberger

Recently, I saw a picture on Facebook that said, "I fight cerebral palsy. What's your superpower?" So much about this illustration focusing on cerebral palsy awareness struck me as wrong and uncomfortable, and it left me with a nauseous feeling in my stomach.

5 Questions To Stop Asking Wheelchair Users Immediately (And What To Ask Instead)

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

The most important thing to remember when interacting with wheelchair users is that we want to be treated like anybody else.

United Apologizes To Passenger With Cerebral Palsy Who Had To Crawl Off Plane

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business

United Airlines apologized on Tuesday to D'Arcee Neal, a man with cerebral palsy who was forced to crawl off a plane when the airline did not have a w...

How I Survived Middle School And The Mean Girls

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Karin Hitselberger

Why do we think it's okay to call somebody "fat", "stupid" or " ugly" when we disagree with them just because we're doing it over the Internet? Why do we think it's okay to send people anonymous mean messages on websites like Tumblr just because we are not saying these words to their face?

Dear Canada Happy Thanksgiving

Yobie Benjamin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Good News
Yobie Benjamin

I just read a viral news article. On purpose, I did not put in the names of the people because this is my image of Canada. It is a nation full of kindness and compassion. Canadians are prone to saying "I'm sorry" for the smallest transgressions. I love the Canadian spirit and today I celebrate with all of Canada.

Internet Raises $100,000 For Boy In Wheelchair Blessed By Pope During US Visit

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.13.2015 | Good News

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Two Awesome Moms Blog About Special Needs Children

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Marcia G. Yerman

Parenting is a journey and a challenge. At #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, I attended the panel, Storytelling Builds Bridges: I Want You To Know Me; Storytelling about Special Needs Parenting and Disability. It drew a room full of mothers and fathers of "atypical" children. The top takeaway was, "When you share your stories with virtual strangers, you are not alone."

4 Reasons You Should Hire People With Disabilities

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

What's the first image that comes to mind when you hear the words "disabled person?" Most people immediately think of a wheelchair-stricken individual physically incapable of participating in the daily activities most of us take for granted.

The One Surprising Lesson They Never Taught Me at University

Weh Yeoh | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

I left university with the notion that large institutions worked methodically on all issues of need in poor countries. When a met Ling, a boy from Cambodia desperately in need of speech therapy services, I discovered that there was a significant need in the developing world being ignored by our world's largest aid organisations.

Disability ≠ Less Attractive

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

Beauty comes in different packages. Fashion and the world will be richer when we realize that illness and beauty are not mutually exclusive.

WATCH: Mother-Daughter Duo Defies Disability By Running Marathons

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2015 | Good News

Arianna Tanghe is like most 14-year-old girls. She loves music, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She's the youngest sibling of two athletes and longed to experience the rush of crossing the finish line just like her brother and sister before her. There is just one complication. Arianna has cerebral palsy.

I Cry For My Son

Lola Lolita | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Lola Lolita

I cry for my son when I sneak in his room at night and watch him sleep, marveling at all he has courageously accomplished as well as all he has yet to face.

Grateful for Grateness: A Thank You Letter to Dwayne Johnson

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

That being said, I write this particular letter not so much as a fan -- but as someone who's become more familiar with what it means to truly struggle, and is simply looking to say thank you.

Voice of Hope: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

Jim Luce | Posted 06.25.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great...

An Honest, Tear-Jerking Account Of Becoming A Father

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

It's impossible to anticipate the challenges that may arise in the journey to becoming a parent. Telegraph political cartoonist Bob Moran shared h...

Israeli School Unites Muslim, Jewish and Christian Students WIth Cerebral Palsy

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

In the Tel Aviv suburb of Zahala, about 150 students study at the ONN School for Special Education. The school is special in that most of the children who attend, have cerebral palsy and other degenerative diseases. The diverse student population includes Muslim, Christian, and Jewish children.