This past week in #CPChatNow was jumping as always. Members discussed things like the perceptions of social media, the perceptions of parents with disabilities and CP, and what the news and society at large gets wrong about CP. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
#CPChatNow co-host, Zachary Fenell, wrote a blog post, defending social media while talking about the positive impact of #CPChatNow.
Next, the topic of the chat largely turned to society’s perceptions of Cerebral Palsy and what the members wished was different. Zach asked about a common topic in the disability community, news coverage of disability and more specifically CP.
Next, Zach tweeted that he wished news stories focused on what the individual with CP thinks rather than bystanders. Zach feels more people blogging and sharing their experiences will be beneficial.
Zach and I talked about how more direct quotes from the person would be more authentic.
Finally, talk turned to an article Zach shared about an Irish mum with CP using a wheelchair:
I pointed out how it was interesting that the barriers she experienced were attitudinal barriers from the healthcare professionals:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are some attitudinal barriers you have experienced in your life?
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