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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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Family’s autistic daughter was ‘deemed too dangerous’ – BBC News

Claire Dyer was sectioned in 2014, deemed too dangerous to be at home and sent to a…

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Autism: ‘Sending my son to Scotland will kill him and me’ – BBC News

“People with autism can be very violent and aggressive, but parents don’t say anything because they are…

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The teen with autism who taught himself classical music and opera – BBC Three

Michael Fuller is 18, and a gifted pianist and singer. He also has autism. When he was…

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Kind Tesco manager lets boy with Down’s syndrome ‘work’ on till after spotting dad struggling – Mirror.co.uk

A boy’s dreams came true when he was allowed to get behind a till in his ‘favourite…

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Actor Selma Blair reveals that she has multiple sclerosis – The Guardian

The American actor Selma Blair has been praised for speaking candidly about having multiple sclerosis (MS). In an…

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Emma and her dad win best fundraisers award as Down’s syndrome support group scoops three gongs – The Chester Standard

A Cheshire charity that supports more than 150 children with Down’s syndrome and their families is celebrating…

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Donegal man speaks about living withs spina bifida – Donegal Now

A Donegal man has spoken about living with spina bifida. Frank Larkin, from Letterkenny, reveals details of his…

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Ruthin: 60 shops to help little girl with cerebral palsy receive life-changing treatment – Denbighshire Free Press

A POPULAR tradition will return to a town to help raise money for a little girl with…

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Gratitude despite pain: My life with fibromyalgia – Daily Nation

Maureen Muturi was a happy-go-lucky and healthy teenager until she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2012. …

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Down’s Syndrome model steals the show at London Kids Fashion Week – Belfast Telegraph

A mother who discovered her IVF baby had Down’s Syndrome an hour after her birth – then…

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Son’s autism inspires parent to launch two apps – Business Cloud

Former sales specialist develops two autism apps for use at home and in school after being inspired…

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Family’s campaign to get wet room for daughter with cerebral palsy – ITV News

A family from Cambridgeshire have launched a campaign to get a wet room built for their disabled…

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Mum left in tears after more than 3,000 people send her autistic son, 8, happy birthday cards – inews.co.uk

A young boy who has autism has been inundated with thousands of cards after his mother’s plea…

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How losing four stone helped mum ease chronic pain and gave her new lease of life – Scottish Daily Record

A mum with a chronic pain condition has a new lease of life after shedding almost 4st. Alison…

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How crash victim who wasn’t meant to survive is now helping other brain injury sufferers – Daily Post North Wales

A crash victim who was left in a coma for 14 weeks was invited to Parliament for…

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Runner with cerebral palsy makes history signing for Nike – CBBC Newsround

A runner known as Justin ‘Magic’ Gallegos has made history after he was unveiled as the first…

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Girl, 6 with cerebral palsy climbs Pen Y Fan – BBC News

A six year old girl with cerebral palsy has defied the odds and climbed Pen Y Fan…

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Man with Down’s Syndrome gets his dream job as a scaffolder – Metro

A man with Down’s Syndrome is living his dream after a building firm took him on as…

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Hertford artist with Down Syndrome takes step closer to dream of being full-time artist as she exhibits at Manchester Art Fair – Hertfordshire Mercury

An artist from Hertford who has Down Syndrome is one step closer to her dream of being…

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Hearing loss: ‘I had no confidence in myself’ – BBC News

One in six people in Northern Ireland have some form of hearing loss, but they can still…

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