This past week in #CPChatNow was lit as always. Members discussed aging and CP, perceptions of disabled people, and books by disabled authors. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. All aboard!
Chris started the conversation by sharing research that showed people with CP are more likely to break bones as they age with people in their 50s having the bone strength of people in their 80s. This led to conversation about what we can do as we age to help bone health.
Next, Veronica tweeted about her son interacting with a disabled person who other people at work did not respect:
Finally, talk turned to disabled authors and books members liked to read. First, Karen and Zach discussed Zach’s in progress book.
Karen talked about books related to disability that she liked. She tweeted about All the Way to the Top: How One Girl’s Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything and Being Heumann. Becoming Heumann is being turned into a movie!
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is your favorite book or other art created by someone with a disability?
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