CP: Physically Speaking – Surgeries and Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]C[/dropcap]erebral Palsy has made its presence known physically (and mentally) since I was born. Whilst my mind has gotten its fair share of challenges due to the CP, so is also the case with my body. The physical aspects of CP are often the most talked about, online, by doctors, other healthcare professionals and at […]

True and False Ableism

Nathan Keirn

[fusion_text][dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter having observed a growing trend in the community of what I would call a forming schism between those with CP (or disabled in general) and those able bodied, in many cases parents of children with CP, I feel I have to write about this topic. It greatly saddens me to see this division forming, […]

CP and Guilt – No, It´s not Your Fault


[fusion_text][dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave you ever felt guilty about your child´s CP? Have you ever felt like maybe you did something wrong, that just maybe if you had done something differently this wouldn´t have happened? Do you feel guilty for thinking or feeling any of the above? You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and […]

Depression, Self-Hatred and CP – My Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] really hated myself sometimes. I could not stand who I was. After all I couldn´t do anything, I couldn´t achieve anything. In every activity I started, be it a school activity or something as simple as vacuuming, the most likely outcome in my mind was failure and further validation of my own inadequacy. If I had to […]

How To Talk to Your Child about CP

[fusion_text][dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow do you talk to your child about the CP? Do you tell them exactly what it is, or do you break it to them in softer terms? And when is a good time to talk about these things? As a parent maybe you are also feeling apprehensive and scared to talk to your child […]

Bullying and Cerebral Palsy – My Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]I [/dropcap]was always a little unsure of myself growing up, The CP was a a sore issue and a cause of some of my uncertainness. When I was younger I lacked the confidence in myself and I lacked the tools in which to gain that confidence in order to accept my CP. Because of this I often […]

Does Your Child Hate Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy and CP

[fusion_text][dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou keep telling your child over and over again to please do their exercises or wear their night splints. You know its good for them, and that i1’s important for them later in life. Yet they respond by blatantly refusing, taking off their splints or may even throw a tantrum. Here is a few tips […]

Live in Harmony With Your CP

Living with cp

[fusion_text][dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen you have something in your life, which you cannot change or fix, you are faced with two choices: fight it, or accept it, and try to live in harmony with it.  For years I was in opposition with my CP, I fought it, I cursed it, I felt sad about it. I saw it […]

CP and Work – Conquering the Workplace

CP and Work

[fusion_text][dropcap]F[/dropcap]inding a job, and being happy with your daily work is important to most people, people with CP can face extra challenges when entering the workplace, both from the world around them, but also from the CP itself. In this article I will explore how I would advise tackling the issues that can arise with […]

Early Childhood and CP

childhood and cp

[fusion_text][dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of the first times I understood I was different was in kindergarten, I had to be wheeled around if we were going on excursions, whereas the other kids would walk. I understood I was different, but I don’t think I was bothered by it. It was just widely accepted that, that was the way […]