My new power chair has arrived!! And with it, heights I have never before experienced! I'm still testing out all the functions, but this is a game changer for me! And that seems like a pretty good opportunity to have a quick chat about mobility aids in general and wheelchairs specifically. Because so often when… Continue reading Game Changers
This was me, completely stuck in the slush yesterday. It wasn't "that much" so I thought I would be fine. Until I wasn't. I thought my power chair had enough oomph for the job. Until it didn't. There was nobody with me, so I don't have the option of showing you the "big picture". But… Continue reading Stuck
I don't talk a lot about the pain part of my life. I somehow got the idea at a very young age that people don't like to hear about pain - that it upsets them - and that as a result you shouldn't ever talk about it. I also - in general - think that… Continue reading Pain
Part of finding healthy ways to live for us has been learning strategies and techniques for dealing well with the stress. But no matter how good a toolkit you have, it's only as good as your ability to access it when life gets stressful!
With the advent of a wheelchair as my primary mode of movement, I wondered whether I would ever get back into the wilderness again. And then we did.
These 7 Principles of Universal Design benefit every body, across the life span, regardless of level of ability - while simultaneously creating spaces that can be incredibly accessible to those with disabilities.
Welcome to a fantastic journey - one you never asked for, signed up for or (probably) trained for. As much as it feels that your world has come crashing down around you, or that you can't possibly handle this, the truth is more complicated than that. The truth is that there will be high's and lo's to this journey that you may only be able to appreciate down the road. The truth is also that you already have the one key ingredient for success: you love your child.