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Tilly Smiles: inspiring disabled children

Following on from the inspiring story of how twelve-year-old, Tilly Griffiths, never lets her disability get in the way of adventure, we’re thrilled to hear about Tilly’s book, Tilly Smiles,

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Ask the readers

Today we launch the first of our “Ask the readers” series of articles where we invite readers to respond to practical questions that members of the Disability Horizons community have

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Adventures from a wheelchair

Proud mum, Jackie, tells Disability Horizons how her daughter, twelve-year-old Tilly Griffiths, has never allowed her disability to stand in the way of adventure. Tilly was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular

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Q&A with Nicholas Hamilton

19-year-old Nicholas Hamilton, brother of Formula1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, has cerebral palsy and has recently begun racing himself. Just over one year ago Nicholas relied on the use of a wheelchair, but his determination and courage to

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Conquering Ben Nevis in a wheelchair

New Disability Horizons contributor, Mark Cooper, who has cerebral palsy, tells us about his mammoth journey climbing the 1,344 metres to the top of Ben Nevis. Hi! I’m Mark Cooper

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The lasting effects of a temporary disability

Disability Horizons contributor, Margo Milne, discusses the effect temporary disability can have on people when it comes to treating others with a disability.  Imagine you were born perfectly fit and

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Disability webinars: Changing the world from your home

In the first of our Nokia Accessibility series on using technology to improve the lives of disabled people, Disability Horizons Co-editor, Martyn Sibley, talks about his free webinars and how

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A disability shared is a disability halved

New Disability Horizons contributor, Irina Parfenova, shares her experiences of living with SMA in Russia and how she hopes her blog, SMA Experts, will help others with the same disability.

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Do you have a disabled hero?

New Disability Horizons contributor, Peter Street, tells us about his new book, “A Kind of Village”, and how this touching story reflects his own experiences. The world needs heroes. They

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Meanderings of a single disabled woman

Confidence isn’t easy to come by, so it gives us solace to hear how one reader came to realize that beauty is on the inside and acceptance and believing in