Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022:

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) is dedicated to commemorating and raising awareness for the digital access and inclusion of more than one billion individuals with disabilities worldwide. As someone who has Cerebral Palsy, assistive technology plays a major role in my daily life. I use my iPad every day… Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022:

Dignity Of Risk:

Yesterday, I watched Dan and Samuel Habib’s new film, My Disability Roadmap. In the film, Samuel discusses a concept known as dignity of risk. Dignity of risk is about a person’s right to make their own decisions, take risks, and live the life they want. Dignity of risk has become important to me as I’ve… Continue reading Dignity Of Risk:

My Disability Roadmap:

Watch the documentary here: https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000008248706/my-disability-roadmap.html?fbclid=IwAR2vk2Enj5LzIXLDWYYtfCn7VxTuO97eHEkTMRw81EnMhD757NlkgSiXfzEhttps://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000008248706/my-disability-roadmap.html?fbclid=IwAR2vk2Enj5LzIXLDWYYtfCn7VxTuO97eHEkTMRw81EnMhD757NlkgSiXfzE I had the opportunity to watch Dan and Samuel Habib’s new film called My Disability Roadmap today and was pleased to see the various mentors that Samuel interviewed and their unique perspectives. He interviews people like Keith Jones, Judy Heumann, and Bob Williams, who share their perspectives on living with… Continue reading My Disability Roadmap:

Advocacy Is Key:

CW: Depression Over the years of living with Cerebral Palsy, I’ve learned that advocacy is essential. Growing up, my parents were my greatest advocates, and they later helped me learn self-advocacy skills. My parents were the ones who advocated for me in school, at doctor’s appointments, and at my many physical therapy appointments. I am… Continue reading Advocacy Is Key:

Redefining Intelligence:

As someone with a disability, I’ve never liked standard measures of intelligence such as IQ testing. I always dreaded my IEP reevaluations in school. As a part of this process, I always had to take a test called the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities. The test didn’t show the full scope of my intelligence. I’m… Continue reading Redefining Intelligence:

Free Our People!

In Washington, D.C, recently, disabled Americans have lobbied for more home and community-based services and affordable, accessible housing. Medicaid covers home and community-based services. For millions of Americans with disabilities, Medicaid is more than just a health insurance program. I have Cerebral Palsy, and Medicaid is a lifeline for me. Because of Medicaid, I can… Continue reading Free Our People!