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Topic started 7 years 8 months ago by michael.thornton
Sticks and Stones Michael W. Thornton © Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words... We all know this little saying that we cried out to keep the playground bully at bay... but is it true? Will words never hurt us? Of course not! Words can cut through us and make us feel like we are a...
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Last Post by michael.thornton 7 years 8 months ago
Thank you very much! I love to share my story any where and everywhere I can and when I noticed you had this forum to share our stories, I did. Btw, I am the same mikethornton71 on twitter, I just do not have easy access to my account at the moment to tweet you back. Thanks again! Mike Thornton,...
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Topic started 7 years 8 months ago by Tim Greene
Blind Teen Filmmaker Kick Starts Her Journey to Hollywood Through Crowd Funding   Elizabeth Harrington is completely blind. She was born with anophthalmia, which means without eyes. Her eyes are prosthetics and she also has cerebral palsy, but she never let’s that stop her from fulfilling her...
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Topic started 7 years 9 months ago by caregiver.tim
I am a former type II diabetic posting this information to contribute to the efforts of preventing and reversing type II Diabetes. [image] Summary: Jan 29, 2009 - I was diagnosed with type II diabetes (AKA diabetes mellitus) at the time...
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Topic started 7 years 9 months ago by Jeff Emmerson
I am the creator of The Adult ADHD Blog at www.adultadhdblog.com My guest blog post on Additudemag.com: In 2011, at the age of 35, I gave up on everything. I flunked out of college, couldn’t hold down a job, and was tired of feeling like a failure as a husband. My wife was working in the home...
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Topic started 7 years 9 months ago by seable.holiday
[video] Holidays for blind people and visually impaired. Blind Paralympic swimmer doing scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skying and 4x4 driving in mount etna Find out more at: www.seable.co.uk
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Topic started 7 years 10 months ago by mari.nosal
Interview autismdailynewscast.com/mari-nosal-on-th...ctrum/3508/joworgan/ … … …… Mari Nosal ‘10 Commandments of Interacting With Kids on Autism Spectrum’ Here is my story.
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Topic started 7 years 10 months ago by amy.blitchok
US Medical Supplies began with the goal of providing affordable mobility and disability equipment for those in need. While Medicare is designed to help people 65 and over and those with disabilities, it can be difficult to qualify to receive help paying for Durable Medical Equipment (DME). If you...
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Topic started 7 years 10 months ago by SueWheeler
A Worcester man whose epilepsy resulted in him being unemployed for more than 10 years has turned his employment fortunes around and secured a job, with support from Remploy and the pub chain J D Weatherspoons. To read more about how Tony Emmett overcame the obstacles that his disability put in his...
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Topic started 7 years 10 months ago by annikag
My name is Annika Grassl and I am a first year student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. My senior year of high school I lobbied the Minnesota State legislature (my home state) to secure an increase in special education funding. While I was not personally involved in writing the E - 12...
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Topic started 7 years 11 months ago by CaregivingCafe
Hello Glenn! What a great project! I've tweeted a link to your Kickstarter campaign under @CaregivingCafe. Best wishes! Lynn
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Topic started 7 years 11 months ago by john.quinn
Born with cerebral palsy, partially paralyzed, unable to walk until age 4 - I kept it all a secret to join the United States Navy - and maintained my secret during my entire 20 year military career. No one knew I had CP. I retired in 2002 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, the second highest...
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Topic started 8 years 6 days ago by SPINALpedia
My only concern when my dad was first injured was whether or not he would live. I was told pretty early that he had broken his neck, but I had no idea what that really meant. I had no idea what the word ‘ quadriplegic ‘ entailed. In my 12 year old mind, my interpretation was that one day I would...
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Topic started 8 years 3 weeks ago by InTheirShoes
Dear HandiNews readers! The Lake Victoria Disability Centre needs your help! They have recruited the help from a number of unpaid volunteers from leading UK Television companies (producers from BBC, Channel 4, etc), to help make a film about the huge surge in the number of disabled children in...
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Topic started 8 years 3 weeks ago by michael.darst
My name is Michael Darst. I am a Police Officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. My wife, Amber, and I created a fundraiser for our 11 month old son, Colton who is disabled. Below is his story. Please help us spread the word on his fundraiser!!...
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Topic started 8 years 4 weeks ago by LeftyWilliams
I started my music career at the age of 4 when my dad first started showing me how to play guitar. After starting the guitar I began singing at church. Eventually I started my own bands. Then in 1998 I decided that I had hit a wall with my playing and needed a way to continue growing. So I enrolled...
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Topic started 8 years 5 months ago by Tia
I am 66 years old and ever since I was a child, I have never been able to spell or read out loud. While in elementary school in England, I was placed in a special needs class for a week and felt like I was the smartest kid in the class. Clearly, I did not belong there and was returned to...
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Last Post by Alsa 8 years 5 months ago
I can share a similar experience. I suffered with dyslexia too and was reproach by my teachers of being a low performer, not paying attention and not making any effort to progress with writing, spelling and calculus. I was dismissed and even sometime slapped on the head, which was still tolerated...
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