This past week in #CPChatNow was happening as always. Members discussed positives that were occurring in their life and how their disability has helped them stand out. We are also proud to announce our Family Reunion Focus Chat! This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, we are excited to announce our Family Reunion Focus Chat. Please join us Wednesday (3/24) on Twitter to reconnect (or connect!) with #CPChatNow community members, both longtime and new!
Next, I would like to recognize Dick Hoyt’s death. Dick and his son Rick who has CP have inspired many by their participation in marathons and triathlons.
Zach also asked members about a positive in their week. Tonia shared a blog post she wrote in the past week about 10 things no one tells you about aging with CP. I can definitely agree with number 3!
Finally, Zach asked members how their disability has helped them standout.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: How has your disability helped you excel? Please share your answers in the comments and join us next Wednesday, March 24th for our Family Reunion Focus Chat on Twitter at 8 PM Eastern.
This past week’s #CPChatNow Twitter chat was eventful as always. Members discussed fixing accessibility problems at work, the helpfulness of blogging, and the independence that something like a parking tag can bring.
A continual theme on #CPChatNow has been working with employers on addressing accessibility related issues. Zach relayed a story of working with his employer to address a folding mat over a carpet:
Next, Lindsey and Zach discussed the importance of blogging in their lives. Lindsey and Zach discussed how blogging is a way to express their thoughts to the world:
Zach and Lindsey also discussed the difficulty of caring what others think:
Next, talked turned to the mixed feelings that using an aid such as a wheelchair, cane, or accessible parking placard can bring:
Zach and Veronica discussed the assistance that having an accessible parking placard can provide when navigating the giant falling hazards that are known as parking lots:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation question: What tools related to your CP give you mixed feelings?