Tag "Cerebral Palsy"

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Disability rights: 10 years of fighting for my basic rights to live

Sadly, throughout the world, many disabled people aren’t receiving the level of care that they need and deserve. We’ve heard about many stories in the UK, but today we hear

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Disability and parenting: making my dream of motherhood come true

Aideen Blackborough has never let her disability hold her back, and that was no different when it came to fulfilling her dream of becoming a mum. She knew there would

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Do you identify with the label ‘disabled’?

Disability has long been seen as a negative label, for the large part, conjuring up images of people in wheelchairs. But disability is wide-ranging and comes in many forms. So,

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Top 10 amazing female disabled celebrities

Last year we rounded up the top 10 disabled celebrities, listing both disabled men and women that have graced our screens. So, this year, we thought it was time to

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World Cerebral Palsy Day: changing misconceptions about CP

Tomorrow, 6th October, is World Cerebral Palsy Day. So, to mark the day and to change people’s perceptions, Lindsey Pasieka, whose brother has cerebral palsy, busts 10 common misconceptions about the

Disabled racing driver driven by determination

Have you ever dreamt of racing cars? Maybe you’ve thought about it but immediately dismissed it because of your disability? Well Disability Horizons writer Christopher Carter, who has cerebral palsy,

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Harnessing the power of the internet and communities

New Disability Horizons contributors Katherine Carol and Mikelle Learned share their insights into creating a full and prosperous life for those living with ‘disABILITES’ in the 21st Century, using internet,

Paralympic Games 2012: the freedom of sailing

In our series of articles about the London Paralympic Games 2012 we talk to you about the Paralympic sports you love. This week, new Disability Horizons contributor, Emma Crees, tells

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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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