Last week was an eventful week in #CPChatNow as always! Members discussed searching for their medical records, the return of the TV show Speechless, their high school accommodations, and the importance of self-advocacy. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. Buckle up!
The chat started out on a light note as Mindy discussed the difficulty of finding medical records and Blemi shared in the frustration:
Next, the chat turned to #CPChatNow’s favorite TV show, Speechless! Speechless returns Wednesday at 8:30 Eastern! Zach shared a fantastic article covering the show and we discussed the director of Speechless saying a goal was to lose the shackles of the “dreaded disability factor”:
Talk then turned to high school accommodations and how much members were involved in their own accommodations. Blemi mentioned that her small town in Canada just did the bare minimum:
Blemi reported that her school just exempted her from PE and allowed her to simply write papers. Simply excusing something rather than accommodating for disability is definitely not the best response:
Christine and Zach discussed their evolution from being mad at being included in IEP meetings to taking self-advocacy as a point of pride:
Omens also discussed the occasional difficulties of self-advocacy, but rejoiced in the good moments when you find an ally that helps you like their stat teacher:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What memorable stories do you have surrounding CP and self-advocacy? Please share your answer in the comments!
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