#CPChatNow had a lively chat as always this past Wednesday. Members talked about changing job duties, football teams letting teens with CP score, and whether intended good deeds are necessary and appreciated. I am your Co-Host, Devin Axtman, and I will be taking you along on the ride for this week’s recap. Buckle up!
We’ll start this recap with Chris discussing her feelings surrounding changing job duties and the disability accommodation process at work:
Next, talk turned to a recent story out of New Jersey where a 7th grader with CP scored a touchdown when the other team kneeled. Zach and Timmy both bemoaned the other team’s lack of effort:
However, Zach and I also brought up Reese’s feelings in the matter:
Finally, talk turned to helpful good deeds that people think they are doing related to your CP, but that are actually patronizing and harmful. Zach started the conversation by recalling a story about someone repeatedly asking if he was alright while walking:
Zach and I discussed people pushing me in my wheelchair without me asking, something that happens frequently:
Omens discussed frustration regarding being escorted to the school office due to dizziness and feeling her wishes were not totally respected.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are some not helpful things people do to help with your CP? Please share your answers in the comments.
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