Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability

This post is by guest columnist Patrick Young, an educator and activist. He believes people with disabilities must live within a unique set of circumstances - the outside world often either underestimates them or ignores their needs altogether. Patrick created AbleUSA to offer helpful resources to people with disabilities and to provide advice on navigating … Continue reading Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability

Disability is not the end, just a different way to spend time in your new life

People who don’t work have to find different ways to fill their time. But those who are unable to work because they have disabilities, like me, need to find things within their capabilities. Not so easy. For many, previously enjoyed pastimes are out. Of course, I cannot speak for everyone but some of the ways … Continue reading Disability is not the end, just a different way to spend time in your new life

Changing “I can’t” to “I can” – determination is key

Determination is one of the best qualities to which we all can aspire. Whatever our disease, condition, or disability, we can all try to have more determination in our lives. It is that quality that changes “I can’t” to “I can”. It is about making every effort in life. Of course, I am not talking … Continue reading Changing “I can’t” to “I can” – determination is key

‘Funny walk´ is disgusting reason to throw disabled customer out of store

Do you “walk funny”? I sure know that I do, whenever I try. Drop foot causes my left foot to drag and the whole effort is a struggle. Mobility problems like this are a way of life of people with disabilities, however caused. My difficulties stem from multiple sclerosis but many of you may have … Continue reading ‘Funny walk´ is disgusting reason to throw disabled customer out of store