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Do you ever truly get used to being disabled?

Do you ever truly get used to being disabled?

I was healthy and able-bodied up until the end of 1996 when I was 26 years old.I got to do all the things that a healthy and able-bodied person gets to do without ever thinkingabout how lucky I was to be doing it.I climbed trees and fell out of them, I rode motorbikes...
What the WORD Autism means to ME

What the WORD Autism means to ME

Comment by Jennifer Krencisz When I hear the word “autism,” I’m flooded with childhood memories. It’s been an integral part of my upbringing. It was much more unknown in the 1980s. In fact, that wasn’t even my brother’s initial diagnosis. Autism was feared, and...
Scarlet Sees Red..Begins.

Scarlet Sees Red..Begins.

Welcome to the reborn Scarlet Sees Red. I’m Mik Scarlet,broadcaster, journalist, arty type and equality consultant and I’mhonoured to be joining the Disability Union’s newsletter. Each issueI will explore hot topics that concern the disability community andgiving it...
The MISSING Minister for Disabled People People

The MISSING Minister for Disabled People People

COMMENT by Dan White @DanWhite1972 In a time of global crisis, communities should be able to rely on their elected representatives for support and guidance, regardless of their voting persuasions. Those deemed responsible for the lives and laws for said communities...

Saving Money on Leisure Activities

It should be no secret by now that having a disability is expensive.  There’s extra equipment disabled people need to be independent, and that gets pricey.  My family and I joke that I didn’t come with batteries, because I need a wheelchair to get...

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