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Disabled Well-Being & self reliance

Below are the best resources we could find on Disabled Well-Being and self reliance.

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I Feel Sexy In My Disabled Body | Living Differently

Twenty-four-year-old Alex has spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that causes her severe problems with movement and means she needs a wheelchair.

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We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

How do two parents who are blind take their children to the park? How is a mother with dwarfism treated when she walks her child down the street? How do Deaf parents know when their baby cries in the night? When writer and musician Eliza Hull was pregnant with her first child, like most...

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My Disability May Be Invisible, But Here’s Why I’m Done Hiding It

In the beginning, it was difficult to let myself rest, even with the ultimate doctor’s note. I felt like I still had to push past my (extremely limited) capabilities. I had to practice slowing down and allowing my frailties to become visible even when I had the choice to hide them.

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What’s Disability to Me?

Meet Bernard, a person with disabilities who fully participates in life. This video is one in a series of disability-themed videos in support of the first-ever World Report on Disability. More videos are available at World Health Organization’s website.

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Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

James Charlton has produced a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, he says, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons throughout the world who have physical, sensory, cognitive, or developmental...

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Transcending Disabilities: Positive Body Imaging | Kim Lan Grout | TEDxUNC

One day in the grocery store, someone questioned Kim Lan Grout's ability to be a mother because of her leg amputation. In this talk, Grout explores the way we judge differences, and how simple it is to change the way we think about them.

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Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity

Ben Mattlin lives a normal, independent life. Why is that interesting? Because Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a congenital muscle weakness from which he was expected to die in childhood.

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Lucky

From tragedy to triumph, one step at a time—an inspirational story of triumph over adversity against the odds At just 28 years old, Ed Jackson was told he would never walk again.

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The Parent’s Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism and Other Special Needs

With the help of this handy guide, you can bring tried and tested occupational therapy activities into your home and encourage your child to succeed with everyday tasks while having fun in the process.

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