Having a disability doesn’t make you immune to the typical health care needs that everyone experiences, but sometimes it can make it more complicated to access the preventative care you need to stay as healthy as possible. In the second installment of the What You Need to Know series, we intend to tackle preventative…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Preventative Care and Disability"
Author: Karin Hitselberger
What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability
Safe, affordable, and reliable access to sexual and reproductive health services is an important thing for anyone engaging in sexual activity, and it is something everyone needs to talk about, and it is especially important to make sure disability is considered in the conversation. As we have mentioned before, the existence of disability does not…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability"
Redefining the Role of People with Disabilities in Healthcare Research
[Image Description: A girl with light skin, blonde hair, and glasses, wearing a blue dress and scarf smiling at the camera] What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word, “research?” Maybe you think of book reports and term papers, or maybe your mind goes to Hollywood depictions of people…Read More of "Redefining the Role of People with Disabilities in Healthcare Research"
Living with Cerebral Palsy: A Nigerian Perspective
Guest Post by Tobiloba (Tobi) Ajayi, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow [Image description: A young woman with dark hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange blouse is seated and smiling at the camera.] My family members are storytellers, so I didn’t have to wait a long time to understand why I couldn’t do certain…Read More of "Living with Cerebral Palsy: A Nigerian Perspective"
Speak for Yourself: Self Advocacy and Your Health
As a young adult with a disability, I hear the term, “self advocacy” a lot. My mother has always encouraged me to prioritize my own needs, and express them to other people. In the disability community, “nothing about us without us,” is a common slogan, used as a constant reminder that people with disabilities need…Read More of "Speak for Yourself: Self Advocacy and Your Health"
Disaster Preparedness Month: Tips and Tricks to Help You Live a Life without Limits
Disaster preparedness is a challenge for anybody. It is never easy to plan for unexpected events, and make sure you will have everything you need to stay safe and healthy in the event of an emergency. However, living with a disability often means you may have extra considerations to think about when preparing for…Read More of "Disaster Preparedness Month: Tips and Tricks to Help You Live a Life without Limits"
“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art
“Storms are a constant in our life, but no matter what happens to us — our spirit will never be destroyed.” -Shane Michael Taylor Guest post by: Shane Michael Taylor As a nationwide release of my single and music video “Warrior Cowboy” is currently succeeding, you might be inclined to ask- how did he do it?…Read More of "“Warrior Cowboy”: On Strength, Persistence, and Gratitude in Life and Art"
15 Awesome CP Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life
Title photo source: www.wikia.com 1. Size Up: Next time you order a drink at your favorite coffee house or fast food joint, you may want to try asking for your drink in a size larger cup. For example, if you are ordering a small latte, you may want to ask them to put it…Read More of "15 Awesome CP Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life"
How I See Myself: A Self- Portrait Poem
[image description: a young Asian American woman with shoulder length black hair, smiling and sitting in her wheelchair outside surrounded by trees] Guest Post by Mao Yang For most of us, whether or not we live with a disability, accepting ourselves just the way we are with flaws and all can be a very…Read More of "How I See Myself: A Self- Portrait Poem"
5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
[Image Description: A girl with light skin, blonde hair and glasses, wearing a blue dress and scarf smiling at the camera] This post was written by Karin Hitselberger, UCP’s Public Education Associate, and reflects her personal experiences as a young woman living with CP. March 25 is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. I’ve been…Read More of "5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day"