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Asperger’s: here’s how to make the most of your positives to find love

In our series on disability, sex and relationships, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy – who runs Outsiders, a private club for disabled people looking for a relationship – answers your questions. This week, how to make the most of your positive attributes if you have Asperger’s to help you find love and once you’ve found it. Dear Aunty Tuppy

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Mencap Journalism Awards 2017: changing attitudes towards learning disability in the media

Trying to change attitudes towards learning disabilities in the media can be difficult. However, for a group of young journalists, they have made steps towards achieving that goal having won the first ever Mencap Journalism Awards. Our contributor, Emma Purcell, was one of the winners and tells us her story. The Mencap Journalism Awards was set up to encourage budding

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10 amazing male disabled celebrities

We recently rounded up the top 10 female disabled celebrities. This time, it’s the boys’ turn. Here are 10 awesome disabled men, from Paralympians to singers and actors, all making a difference to how disability is portrayed in the media. Ade Adepitan Ade Adepitan is a former wheelchair basketball player and has played for team GB in two Paralympic Games and other

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Remap: 5 innovative designs that have changed disabled people’s lives

Remap is a charity that helps disabled people achieve independence and a better quality of life by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. Last year the charity helped more than 3,500 people, giving the equipment free of charge in every case. The charity has a network of skilled volunteers who design and make bespoke items to help people

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Autism: overcoming barriers to work for people on the autistic spectrum

Maxwell Dean, who has autism, explains the challenges people with autism face when applying for jobs, going for interviews, and in the workplace. But alongside it, he also highlights the benefits of hiring someone with autism, and how a diverse workplace can be a better workplace. My name is Maxwell and I turned 27 this September. I was only diagnosed

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Where are disability rights in the political agenda?

As the dust settles from the party conferences a few weeks ago, writer Sam Heaton examines what was said, or more notably what wasn’t said, about disability rights and barriers still facing us today. Whether you care for politics or not, it was impossible to escape the copious press coverage that followed the party conference circuit a few weeks ago.

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Dating Coach on Wheels: top tips from disability and dating expert

Do you suffer from low self-esteem and find dating too nerve-wracking a prospect? Well, then you’re in luck. Disability Horizons writer Carrie Aimes speaks to Amin Lakhani, the Dating Coach on Wheels. With hints, tips, and tailor-made, no-bullshit advice, he could be just the answer you’ve been searching for. Amin, from Washington, has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy called

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Accepting disability and becoming a disabled parent

Being a parent is never easy, let alone if you have a disability to contend with as well. But that hasn’t stopped Rebecca Brown. She has suffered from cardiomyopathy and kidney failure, and just after giving birth, she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. It wasn’t easy, but she’s incredibly proud of how her daughter has developed, in part, because of

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Assistive technology: the top dictation apps

Regular Disability Horizons writer, Tom Housden, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been trying out some of the latest apps and assistive technology. This month he looks at dictation apps to help you create documents with just the sound of your voice. There is a multitude of apps out there that can dictate the words you want onto a document or

Superhero Tri Series: interview with Paralympian David Weir

Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley interviews Paralympic gold medalist David Weir about the Superhero Series sporting event that took place this summer. On Saturday 19th August I headed to Lake Dorney in Windsor. There was a very cool triathlon event being held. It goes by the name of ‘Superhero Series’. As the series founder Sophia Warner says; “Superhero Series aims