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Disability + Disability Advocacy

These posts provide resources and perspective for parents who are themselves dealing with a disability, and/or have children who are facing physical, cognitive, developmental disabilities and impairments.

An Autistic Flyer Gets Over Stimulated and The Flight Makes an Emergency Landing. Time for Some Education and Training!

By May 12, 2015 1 Comment

*This article was originally published in early May 2015, though the topic of disability and public discourse about how we encounter it, and cope with it, is timeless.   This past week a United Airlines flight en route to Portland, Oregon made an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah, to remove a family whose […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens

The Consequences of Whooping Cough: How I Developed Cerebral Palsy

By March 16, 2015 No Comments

I have cerebral palsy, and it’s something I’ve been hesitant to talk about my entire life. Cerebral palsy (CP) “is caused by injuries or abnormalities of the brain. Most of these problems occur as the baby grows in the womb. But they can happen at any time during the first 2 years of life.” As […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Infectious Disease + Vaccines

What I Want You To Know: My Son’s Life Depends on Community Immunity

By February 11, 2015 1 Comment

Most 15 year old girls are more interested in boys or music than how deep their science high school coursework is. And while I was also interested in boys and music, I remember asking my dad for a more challenging high school science course when I was 15. My dad, who has a degree in […]

Categories: Chronic Illnesses + Conditions, Disability + Disability Advocacy, Infectious Disease + Vaccines, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health