Tag: disability

Working with Caregivers: The Pilot, Ms. Swan

Working with Caregivers: The Pilot, Ms. Swan

When you are a near quadriplegic, personal support workers and caregivers act as your arms and legs. They are essential to your health and well-being. There are so many things […]

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Technology and device assistance: Mobility

Technology and device assistance: Mobility

Years ago my daughter bought me a Darth Vader bobble head doll with a “Galaxy’s Best Father” plaque. Little did she know how close this would come to reality. Not the […]

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Life is too darned short

Life is too darned short

I am here to tell you that life is too darn short to dwell on the dark! Be alive, be connected, just do it and NFQ. Yes, NFQ. Never quit […]

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Accepting Personal Support

Accepting Personal Support

Accepting personal support A brief personal background follows to help convey my lack of readiness to be a recipient of support. Following that is my daily schedule. I was poor […]

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The Support of Friends and Family

The Support of Friends and Family

Understanding the support of friends and family If you have ALS, you need help: Mind, body and soul. ALS is a progressive degenerative disease that impacts the nerves that manage […]

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A Collection of Lasts: Biking

A Collection of Lasts: Biking

A Collection of Lasts First some background on ALS and my first symptoms About ALS: ALS causes weakness with a wide range of disabilities. Eventually, all muscles under voluntary control […]

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Introducing: Perspiration and Butterscotch

Introducing: Perspiration and Butterscotch

Hello! I’m joining the ranks here on Different is Cool to bring a little flavour from the land of autism and Behaviour Science. I want to connect to those who […]

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People Who Inspire: Helen Keller

People Who Inspire: Helen Keller

Helen Keller   The trouble with people who overcome enormous obstacles in their lives and change the world in doing so is that we tend to think of them as […]

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The OTHER Happiest Place on Earth – Belwood Lodge & Camp

The OTHER Happiest Place on Earth – Belwood Lodge & Camp

Belwood Camp & Lodge [All Photos Courtesy of Belwood Camp]   For a few years now, our brother Edric [an adult with autism] has spent 2 to 3 weeks each […]

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