Part 3 – We travel to Coventry to meet the team at Jim Doran Hand Controls to finally see our drive-from wheelchair accessible vehicle for the very first time and begin the first of a series of fittings for the specialist hand controls. Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Van Hand Controls Fitting | Motability Journey
Talking through my concerns as shielding drew to an end, the extra challenges disabled people face in the COVID era. What was it like coming out of hiding after 5 months? Read to find out… Continue reading Rolling Out Into The New World | Shielding with Muscular Dystrophy During the COVID Pandemic
Part 2 of my Motability Journey series. In this blog I get behind the wheel for the first time in my life, being plunged in at the deep end with a beast of a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) and am assessed on my capability to drive with high tech controls as somebody with a progressive, muscle-wasting condition. Do I pass or fail? Read to find out… Continue reading First Driving Experience|Motability Journey
Announcing the app paving the way for Changing Places users experiences with the aid of modern technology, thanks to the Derby company passionate about dignity and equality. Continue reading Revolutionary New App for Changing Places Users!
Deemed as scary as talking about the birds and the bees! This post is full of useful advice on how to start the conversation about people with disabilities with children and why it’s so important to introduce disability while they’re young. Continue reading Explaining Disability to Children
Guidance and support troubleshooting independent nappy changes when parenting with a disability or chronic illness. Continue reading 5 Disabled Parenting Hacks | for Easier Nappy Changes
A stark insight into societies ‘no-filter’ approach, common misconceptions and ableist attitudes when encountering parents with disabilities. Continue reading 10 Things People Ask Me as a Disabled Parent
An insider’s guide on how to improve the functionality of the kitchen to meet your needs using the Disabled Facilities Grant. Including first-hand experience proving that attitudes, knowledge and the right support will enable you to regain your independence in what many consider the heart of the home. Continue reading Inclusive Kitchen Features the DFG Can Make a Reality | Accessible Living
For Mother’s Day, I encouraged my readers to go ahead and ask me ANY question they had about Motherhood and Disability. Here’s what you came up with! Continue reading Motherhood and Disability | Q & A!
Learning to let my children see me using a ventilator on a daily basis, despite the heartbreaking worry of how they’d react. Would the machines I depend on to keep me with them longer, frighten them? And would even they still love me the same? Continue reading Adjusting to NIV Around My Children