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Finding a voice and an outlet through mouth painting

Kaileen, who was recently diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2 after years of symtoms, has discovered mouth painting as a way of expressing herself. Read her story and discover whether mouth painting could be good for you, too.

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2030 and Counting: empowering young disabled people

Find out about how Leonard Cheshire’s ‘2030 and Counting’ campaign is empowering young disabled people across the world by helping young disabled people become reporters making a difference.

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How to make new friends when you have a disability

We hear from blogger Alison Hayes, who has Functional Neurological Disorder, on how to make friends if you have a disability or disabling condition. Find out how you can widen your friendship circle and meet people like you.

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How the Access Card scheme can help you convey your needs

A scheme in the UK is continuing to support disabled people in disclosing their needs to providers in an easy and dignified manner. The Access Card simply translates a persons’

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Disabled model Samanta Bullock on how to love your body

Model and para-athlete Samanta Bullock shares her blog post about why all disabled people should learn to love their bodies, no matter what. Read on for her tips to help

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10 truths about being a wheelchair user

We hear from writer Raya who shares 10 truths about being a wheelchair user. From avoiding getting your wheels dirty to getting the best seat at a concert, read on to find out how many of these you recognise.

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Do you feel lucky, 2019? It’s time for disabled voices to be heard

It’s a new year and a fresh start at making this world inclusive and your voice heard. With that in mind, we have a New Year’s message from Disability Horizons journalist,

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“Can you have sex?” and other common disability and dating questions

We all know that dating and disability is an often misunderstood topic. To break down preconceptions, we’re sharing a blog post from Becky, who isn’t disabled and is dating someone in a wheelchair, to find out how she answers common questions.

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5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word ‘disability’ is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions still widely held today that cross many borders. We share five common myths, falsities that could change every

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10 bizarre experiences with carers

If you’re disabled, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with carers, and that probably includes the odd slightly weird one! Here, we share writer Emma Purcell’s blog on her