Category Archives: UCP

Just Say “Hi!”

Lately, I have been thinking often about communicating with people with disabilities. To some people, it might seem like a weird topic to take up space in my head. Nonetheless, I have spent some time in the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Look At Me…

This story was originally posted on United Cerebral Palsy’s national website a few months back.  They asked me to describe what it was like being poster child when I was young.  They encouraged me, to be honest.  I appreciate them … Continue reading

Posted in Attitudes, CP, kids with disabilities, Look Beyond, negative perceptions, overcoming challenges, Physical therapy, Society, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, UCP, United Cerebral Palsy | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Because of My Disability, Not In Spite of It

The following is my first (sort of autobiographical) guest blog post for United Cerebral Palsy’s national website.  It was originally published on January 12th, 2015.  I feel honored to have been asked to write for such a great organization! Lorraine … Continue reading

Posted in Ableism, Attitudes, can do, cerebral palsy, Disabilitiy, Disabled Sports, Dogs, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, MWA, Paralympics, service dogs, UCP | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments