I started looking for a job in December of 2019. It proved more challenging than I had expected. I knew that it was not going to be easy trying to find a job. However, I had no idea just how challenging it would be. I knew that I couldn’t do most jobs involving excessive physical… Continue reading Finding a Job When Disabled Proves Challenging
Author: Grace W. Dow
For Some People With Cerebral Palsy, July 4th Can Prove Challenging.
Having just celebrated the 4th of July yesterday, it was a tough day for many people who have cerebral palsy, myself included. Due to my cerebral palsy, I have a heightened state reflex. This is called the Moro reflex. This is a reflex that all babies are born with. However, for me, this reflex never… Continue reading For Some People With Cerebral Palsy, July 4th Can Prove Challenging.
How My Wheelchair Allows Me More Independence
Today is Independence Day. It’s a day where Americans celebrate their freedom as a country. As someone who has cerebral palsy, my independence is important to me. My first taste of being independent with my mobility was when I received my first walker at two years old. My parents took a video of one of… Continue reading How My Wheelchair Allows Me More Independence
21 Years in America: A Reflection
My readers may not know this: I was born in Kolkata, India, and adopted when I was nine months old. I came home to America on June 29, 2000, which means that today marks 21 years since I arrived here to be a part of my family. This day is as significant to me as… Continue reading 21 Years in America: A Reflection
When Health Insurance Failed, My Community Came Together
After waiting for over a year, my new power wheelchair finally arrived in March of this year. My old wheelchair was over five years old, so it was time for a new one. I was excited when I went to the clinic for my initial evaluation. As anyone who has gone through the steps of… Continue reading When Health Insurance Failed, My Community Came Together
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Opened up the World for Me
In the past year, life as we knew it was upended by a global pandemic. For most people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, adapting to a world that was not always designed for us is something we are pretty adept at. Although the pandemic has not been without its challenges, it has also expanded my… Continue reading How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Opened up the World for Me