The Survival Guide for Dealing with a New Disability

Getting a diagnosis of a disability can be devastating news. There are overwhelming emotions of shock, disbelief, anxiety, fear, and despair. After battling through the many emotions, you’ll wonder “What now?” Here are 5 encouraging bits of guidance: 1) Give Yourself Time Allow yourself time to come to terms with…

As A Disabled Person, Here Are The Top 6 Ways I Deal With Discrimination.

As a deaf and legally blind woman I encounter discrimination on pretty much a daily basis. Whether it’s through low expectations, assumptions, apprehensiveness or plain old obtuseness, there are plenty of life lessons I’ve learned from this behavior over the years. Many of these are applicable across the board, not…

I’m A Deafblind Mother of 2. Here’s 10 Things I’d Like You To Know.

First off, the term “Deafblind” isn’t always “totally deaf, totally blind”, there are various degrees ranging from being hard of hearing and some usable sight, to being deaf and little to no usable sight. It is more complex than just having blindness or deafness alone. For more information on Deafblindness…