Before the ‘Changing Places’ facilities were introduced, I could never be as independent as I wanted to be. I have had Cerebral Palsy and use an electric wheelchair. I live every day as it comes, going out with family and friends, trying to not see my disability as I barrier. I am 22 years-old and… Continue reading My Personal Experience Before Changing Places
In past years, I have been out in public and needed the bathroom, but I have struggled in using them… There are already a limited number of them and this is jeopardised further by the majority of them bearing standard locks. This is practically giving able-bodied people a free pass to use it, regardless of… Continue reading Disability & Standard Sized Toilets
Over the past year, my PA's who usually support me at Leicester and in university have come to support me at home in Birmingham. As these PA's are from Leicester and would like me to of not visited Birmingham before, I was in charge of being their personal tour guide. I enjoy showing them around,… Continue reading My Cadbury World Experience
In recent years we have decided to holiday many times in Spain, during the summer. Now, I regularly get asked a question after I tell people we are going to Spain again. You've already been there, why go again? Unfortunately, there are very limited locations which have disability access and awareness in the country which… Continue reading Going Abroad To Spain With A Disability
Changing Place’ facilities have recently come into existence and have enhanced One of the reoccurring issues that I have faced when out in public is the lack of the correct facilitated disabled toilets. Granted there are a number of disabled toilets already in existence, but they are poorly equipped for disabled people. This was until… Continue reading Changing Places
As already explained on this blog, there was drama in this year's election as there is every year. It started off with petty squabbling or things of this nature. A lot of us had thrown all of our efforts into our campaign and tried and not get sucked into any of the drama. It is… Continue reading #NotMyDSU
After much debate and battling with myself, I decided to run as a candidate for the Disability Representative role at De Montfort University’s Student Union. If I won, I would be the representative for the next academic year, 2018-2019… Or that was the theory. I have congenital Cerebral Palsy which affects three of my limbs—known… Continue reading De Montfort University – Student Elections 2018
BEGINNING THE SEARCH AT THE START OF MY SECOND YEAR The first challenge and, in many ways, obstacle for me this year was to find and select two new Personal Assistants/ Carers to help me with: my studies, my basic needs and my social life when joining clubs and societies. Unfortunately, I was saddened to hear… Continue reading At University with a Disability: Hiring Carers In Second Year
I thought it was just me... The summer holidays are coming to a close for children and it is time to go back to school. It still feels like yesterday I was one of those children. I finished school in June 2010, leaving with 6 GCSE’s (yes I only studied 6 subjects). Although I don’t… Continue reading Schools out forever… but never forgotten — Rock For Disability
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One thing I have noticed over the years is that as someone with Cerebral Palsy, I don’t do well in heat. And I suffer in cold.
My type of Cerebral Palsy is know as Right Hemiplegia. This means that my right side is affected and is prone to ache at random times in my life for unknown periods of time (I’ve had pain for three weeks at the time I am writing this post). However, it differs on the temperature front too.
This post is my experience with the changing temperatures with the seasons. Something I have not really seen talk about much in terms of disability.
Along with seasons, I would like to talk about my experience with temperature testing. Like you would do for a bath.
My CP and The Season
I’m quite lucky in one respect. I’m european, not only that…
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