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8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people – Disability Horizons

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted –…

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My sons have autism – so Stan Lee’s superheroes were invaluable to them – The Independent

Monday evening, a little after seven. I am in a cafe in Oxford, waiting for my son…

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A schoolgirl has written a book to explain autism – BBC News

A 12-year-old girl from Crawley has been inspired by her brother to write a book about autism. Sienna…

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How a Progressive, Sight-Stealing Condition Turned This Man Into a Cyclist – Bicycling

While Lawrence Penney may have lost his peripheral vision, he doesn’t let that slow him down. The Canadian…

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Epilepsy: ‘I’m not daydreaming Miss, I’m having a seizure’ – BBC News

“When I was younger my teachers thought I was naughty and ‘away with the fairies’. But I…

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Call the Midwife actress Sarah Gordy is first woman with Down’s syndrome to receive MBE – HELLO!

Actress Sarah Gordy, who fans will know and love from shows including Call The Midwife and Upstairs…

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Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond’s birthday legacy for sons – BBC News

For any parent the prospect of not living to see your children grow up is heartbreaking. That’s the…

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I Finally Learned to Accept My Cerebral Palsy in Stressful Situations – Cerebral Palsy News Today

Cerebral palsy is one of the most diverse disabilities because each type is different than the other….

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‘It’s tearing our family apart’ – teen with cerebral palsy can no longer stay with dad thanks to this NHS rule – Lincolnshire Live

A father from Lincoln is at his wits’ end because he can’t get the specialist equipment he…

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HEATHER’S BLOG – CHEERING ON THE ‘JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS’ AT WEMBLEY STADIUM

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Blind British man climbs Europe’s highest mountain – BBC News

A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of…

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10 Lessons I’ve Learned from Having FA – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

It’s funny how cliches about life have started to make sense to me. From my observations of…

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Cerebral palsy isn’t stopping this 25-year-old New York woman from becoming a body builder – The Denver Channel

Kaylin Corbran has cerebral palsy. However, that doesn’t stop the 25-year-old Buffalo, New York native from pursuing…

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Before he died, Dr Ian Davis wrote a farewell message we all need to read. – Mamamia

On Thursday November 1, 2018, Dr Ian Davis died after seven years with motor neurone disease. In the…

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Woman in DWP benefits row could be paralysed in high-risk operation – Liverpool Echo

A young woman with a rare genetic condition who is in dispute with the Department for Work…

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‘I went from being a teacher with a first class degree to losing my power of speech’: New mother reveals how she was drugged and locked up in solitary confinement until she became suicidal after she was diagnosed with autism – Daily Mail

All my life, I’ve known I was different. As a child, I would develop all-consuming interests, poring…

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Lanarkshire lad, 6, who suffers 10 seizures A NIGHT from epilepsy – refused medical cannabis as he doesn’t qualify – The Scottish Sun

Mum Lisa Quarrell, 37, believes the drug could halt progressive damage to his speech, memory and movement. She…

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Boy with Down’s Syndrome thrilled when 50 trick-or-treaters show up after mum’s appeal – Metro

A mum’s heartfelt appeal for trick-or-treaters to visit her disabled son on Halloween led to dozens of…

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The Caribbean Was the Perfect Spot to Set Aside My Fierce Independence – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

“Are you OK up here?” my stepdad asked, coming upstairs from the galley. “Yeah, I’m fine,” I said,…

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CBD oil: Mum hails product after ‘massive difference’ in daughter with cerebral palsy – Express.co.uk

CBD OIL is believed by many to hold a host of benefits, helping a number of health…

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Here’s How I Host Parties While Still Caring for My Body – Muscular Dystrophy News

These days it’s more difficult than ever to hang out with my friends. They’re all working hard…

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Brothers Max and Jack go into business for muscular dystrophy research – The Advocate

Each week Max and Jack Butler create colourful artworks using a straw and food colouring as therapy…

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Lena Dunham opens up about suffering from chronic pain condition fibromyalgia – The Independent

Lena Dunham has revealed that she suffers from fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over…

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Line 18: ‘My autistic son deserves a life but he’s locked up’ – Sky News

Some of the most vulnerable in society are being kept in hospitals miles from home and some…

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Cerebral palsy superhero creator: I decided representation matters – BBC News

Farida Bedwei grew up loving superheroes but noticed there were never any with her condition, cerebral palsy….

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102 young Northamptonshire people face future living in care homes – Northampton Chronicle and Echo

People with a learning disability and elderly parents may have to live in Northamptonshire care homes as…

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Watch the tearful opening of new school playground for cerebral palsy sufferer Macie – Derbyshire Live

A five-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer from Newhall has been granted her dream of being able to play…

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First lobbyist with Down syndrome advocates for the differently abled – euronews

Several years ago, Kayla McKeon was at a church festival with her parents when she bumped into…

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Autistic boy starts Lego club for other children – BBC News

Ten-year-old Blake has fulfilled his dream of setting up a Lego club for youngsters with autism. He finds…

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‘One stroke took my speech away – I think another brought it back’ – BBC News

Peter lost his ability to speak after a stroke four years ago, at the age of 73….

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Women With Down Syndrome Made Honorary Flight Attendants – The Mighty

Tracy Sharp, a woman with Down syndrome, wanted to be a flight attendant. In August, her dream…

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Madeline Stuart on Modelling With Down Syndrome: “There’s Never Been a Second I Thought I Couldn’t Do It” – POPSUGAR UK

At just 21 years old (and only a few years into her modelling career), Madeline Stuart has…

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How three Chinese sisters with brittle bone disease defy disability stereotypes – CGTN

Three sisters in rural southwest China diagnosed with brittle bone disease are defying disability stereotypes and overcoming…

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HEATHER’S BLOG– Joys of public transport to London & my talk on assistance animals

  So, yesterday I was asked if I would like…

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Autistic author and campaigner Callum Brazzo on provision and support for autism – Spalding Today

This past week, in a picture, would be a flower growing in a war-torn country. There is…

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A Dover shop worker with multiple sclerosis describes how going out in Folkestone is a problem – Kent Live

A Dover shop worker with an almost invisible disability has given an insight into how difficult it…

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Tragic death of young man with autism and an IQ higher than Einstein under investigation in Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Citizen

An inquest has opened today to investigate the tragic death of a young and gifted man with…

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Qantas passenger abuses girl, six, with Down syndrome and reducing another disabled woman to tears – as radio host Ray Hadley texts the airlines’ boss to ensure the ‘grub’ is banned from flying for life – Daily Mail

A six-year-old girl with Down syndrome was subjected to a disgusting verbal tirade on board a Qantas…

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Rob Greig: ‘We are going backwards on learning disability – there needs to be a fresh narrative’ – Community Care

Rob Greig says there were many reasons why he decided to retire from his role as chief…

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This millennial won’t let Down syndrome stop him from running a million-dollar sock business – CNBC

John Cronin graduated from high school with uninspiring prospects for a job, so he pitched the idea…

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Paralympic hero Tanni Grey-Thompson has touching meeting with dad of disabled girl – Times & Star

In a touching moment, British Paralympian hero and life peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson met with Sellafield team…

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Mum Wants Autism Training For Doctors – Heart

A mum from Bristol has told Heart all doctors and nurses should be given mandatory training on…

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A mother’s campaign for autism care equality for all – BBC News

Paula McGowan’s son Oliver died aged 18, after hospital staff gave him a drug that he had…

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5-year-old with spina bifida gets custom Halloween costume that’s functional with his wheelchair – CBS News

Five-year-old Blake Mompher from Prospect, Ohio, was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair to get…

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How this 22-year-old with Down syndrome built a multimillion-dollar business off his love of crazy socks – CNBC

In a small warehouse in Melville, New York — a town located on Long Island — dozens…

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Entrepreneur who became paralysed created skincare company worth MILLIONS – Daily Mail Online

An entrepreneur who became paralysed from the neck down after diving into a pool has revealed how…

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How battling mum won right to give medical cannabis oil to her epileptic son – Birmingham Live

Brave mum Hannah Deacon battled for her son Alfie to be granted medical cannabis oil as a…

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Stranded disabled ScotRail user deserved better – an apology won’t cut it this time – Scottish Daily Record

Richard Toner has fought the odds all his life. He wasn’t expected to survive birth. Doctors didn’t give…

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Irish man sustains devastating brain injury after road crash during ‘dream’ trip around the world – Independent.ie

AN IRISH man has been left with life-changing injuries after a devastating road accident in France, his…

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Little Boy With Down’s Syndrome Serves In His ‘Favourite Shop’ At Tesco – LADbible

Proving that the world isn’t a total write-off, a manager at a supermarket let a little boy…

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