This past week in #CPChatNow was cracking as always. Members discussed various topics like their brags for the day, creating their own podcast, life hacks, and what part of the day they feel at their best.
Zach opened the conversation by asking members what their brag for the day was. He shared that his book is now offered at the library he works at:
My brag was advocating to my apartment to finally finish a wheelchair ramp on a sidewalk:
This past week in #CPChatNow was busy as always, but this week brought new members. Members discussed the Moro Reflex and media representation of CP. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap!
First, members discussed a dreaded part of CP for some people, an exaggerated startle reflex.
Karen tweeted about the name for the reflex, the Moro reflex.
Next, talk turned to different representations of CP in the media. Members discussed the Netflix documentary Crip Camp and various issues of representation in the documentary.
Talk also turned to the sadly canceled ABC show, Speechless, and issues related to representation. Members had varying opinions on whether they could relate to JJ.
Karen connected the lack of a ramp in the season 2 finale of Speechless with the abelism highlighted in Crip Camp.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Have you ever been denied recognition due to physical inaccessibility?
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This past week in #CPChatNow was interesting as always. We had members with big life changes, discussions of things members didn’t like but grew used to, and a robust discussion of the effectiveness of awareness months. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
I would like to take a moment to congratulate Chris for accomplishing a long term goal and obtaining her certification as a substitute teacher:
Zach asked about something that members did not like, but grew used to. Chris mentioned that she did not like Physical Therapy (PT), but grew used to it.
Finally, there was considerable discussion about March being Cerebral Palsy awareness month and the effectiveness of awareness months in general.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation question: What was a necessary evil when it came to your CP?
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