Tag "Cerebral Palsy"

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Unmissable disability-related culture, arts and entertainment

Check out the very best of disability-related theatre, art and dance this October in our round-up. From a play featuring disabled actress Storme Toolis to an all-male and all-deaf dance company.

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World Cerebral Palsy Day: honouring disabled pioneer William John Little

On World Cerebral Palsy Day, we wanted to honour disabled pioneer, William John Little, who was instrumental in the research and treatment of cerebral palsy. Find out more about him and how he changed lives.

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Changing Places toilets to be installed at 22 service stations across England

Nearly two dozen Changing Places toilets will be installed at motorway service station across England, benefiting 250,000 disabled people.

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8 books with a disabled character as the lead or focus of the story

It’s rare that you see a disabled character in a novel, let alone as the lead. Our writer, Raya, rounds up eight books, many of which have been made into films, with disabled characters as the focus of the story.

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My trials and tribulations with manual and electric wheelchairs

Writer and Disability Horizons reader Ailsa has had a number of manual and electric wheelchairs over the years. But it certainly hasn’t been an easy ride. Read her story to see whether any of her experiences sound familiar.

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Disability activist Simon Stevens: I’m disabled, I’m gay and I’m controversial

Disability campaigner and consultant Simon Stevens talks about his life and work, and why he believes everyone has the right to be happy and be themselves – no matter what other people think.

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Model, pageant queen and public speaker with Cerebral Palsy

Despite having Cerebral Palsy, Autumn Kinkade has won pageants, appeared in fashion shows across the US and is a public speaker. In all she does, she strives to inspire others by sharing her story of facing challenges and success. 

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Using writing as a way to free yourself and increase disability awareness

Blogger Rebecca Sullivan uses her writing as a way to express her experiences of living with cerebral palsy. Find out how she got into writing and how it has helped her to grow in confidence and deal with her disability,

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Interview: we speak to disability activist and blogger Chloe Tear

Back in spring 2017, we spoke to disability blogger Chloe Tear about her life as a student with cerebral palsy. Since then, she’s achieved a lot. Her blog has now

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Sh*t happens: learning to live with a disability

Having a disability is the gift that keeps on giving. It feels like there’s an endless amount of sh*t we constantly have to overcome. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain,