Category: Disability

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Dive into Diversity (Awareness & Acceptance)

I am about to share a story I have written. It’s a message about “acceptance.” 

October is Autism Awareness Month in Canada. 
I wrote this story because “Awareness” is still needed, but “Acceptance” is needed even more.
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“I’m not missing any pieces.
Nor am I a puzzle, as some might say.  I’m one colourful piece of the big picture,
Fitting in a different way.” 

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Ability and “Dis”-Ability (Part Two)

The most difficult thing about SPD, over and above the crippling effects of the disorder/dysfunction, is how much I have to ask others to go without, just so that I can be involved in something with them. When they are willing to go to that extent for me, I am touched by their kindness and I’m incredibly grateful.

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Ability and “Dis”-Ability (Part One)

What can I possibly know or say about this subject? I don’t look like I have a disability. 

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World Autism Awareness Day 2018

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’m sharing my Peaceful Sea Turtle in recognition of both Autism (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

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