This past week in #CPChatNow was buzzing as always. Members talked about how #DisabledPeopleAreHot, plans for CP Awareness Month, incompetent nurses, and controversy with Walmart and an employee with CP. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
The hashtag #DisabledPeopleAreHot swept Twitter the past week. Many #CPChatNow members posted pictures for the hashtag. Here is a newcomer to #CPChatNow, Lionel Menchaca.
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness month. Zach asked if members had plans for the upcoming month. Veronica and Zach discuss upcoming CP awareness plans
Hannah tweeted about her frustration of being in the hospital and her leg spasms triggering an alarm. A hospital tech asked a truly unbelievably incompetent question:
Finally, #CPChatNow shared collective outrage at a change in Walmart policy which may cause a greeter with CP to lose his job:
#CPChatNow members shared our frustrations with employment and attitudes of employees:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is the worst thing a healthcare employee has said to you? Please join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on #CPChatNow.
#CPChatNow included various different topics last Wednesday including: future employability, Valentine’s Day coming up, and even member’s favorite breakfast cereal. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, Shira shared the memory of encountering a Deaf employee at the bowling alley and struggling to communicate with him. She raised an issue many people with disabilities fear, their future employability:
Zach brought up Valentine’s Day and members shared various thoughts from extreme indifference to excitement. Blemi and Zach talked about the day sometimes being a forced holiday:
Finally, Zach and Paul talked about their favorite breakfast cereals:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Have you ever had fears related to your employability due to your disability?
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This past week in #CPChatNow was bustling as always. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, we have to congratulate #CPChatNow member, Timmy Le, for getting accepted to a PhD program at the University of Massachusetts.
Next, members talked about annoying aspects of having a disability like fixing your wheelchair or having to renew a permanent handicap parking placard
Various members talked about the positives and negative impacts of social media. Zach and I talked about negatives like getting addicted to “likes,” but also positives like having access to information you would not have like parents finding community.
Next, members talked about potential figures of speech that are offensive due to disability. Shira and Zach talked about the figure of speech “A leg to stand on”
Finally, I shared my experience as a wheelchair user of people commonly worrying whether saying “Let’s walk over there” is offensive:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Do you feel social media is a net negative or positive in your life?
Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday on #CPChatNow on Twitter at 8 Eastern.
This past week’s #CPChatNow Twitter chat was lively as always. Members talked about their latest accomplishments, the newest season of Speechless, a runner with CP being signed to a pro contract by Nike, and changes in the weather. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Timmy shared his latest research that he presented at a conference. Great work Timmy!
Next, members talked about the ongoing third season of Speechless on ABC.
Jen and Zach talked about the miserable weather in Texas and Cleveland:
Jen and Zach also tweeted about their hatred for severe weather and tornado sirens:
Finally, Zach tweeted about Justin Gallegos, the runner with CP who got a professional running contract with Nike. Please check out the video in this tweet. Please note that Justin has asked to have the phrase “suffers from CP” changed to “lives with CP.” We couldn’t agree more Justin. Run on!
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are other types of representation you feel Cerebral Palsy or disability needs? Share your answer in the comments!
This past week in #CPChatNow was busy as always. This is Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Seth worked with his aide to reset his modem while speaking different languages. Zach shared he could have asked Blake to be a translator:
On a serious note, Zach shared he is participating in a suicide prevention documentary, discussing his friend’s suicide. You can find more information about the documentary at A Tale of Two Mothers. If you or someone you know needs help, please dial the National Suicide Prevention Hotline which is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255:
Zach asked what part of the day members feel at their physical best. We talked about being night owls that were forced by society to become morning people.
Finally, the Survivor premier was last Wednesday. Zach asked about how CP would impact someone’s ability to compete on Survivor:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question: Which reality show would you like to participate in?
Please join us each Wednesday on Twitter at #CPChatNow at 8 Eastern!
#CPChatNow was rocking as always last week. Members discussed the upcoming season of Speechless, the importance of senses, and what character they would be in a book. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, members talked about the upcoming season of Speechless.
Next, Hannah shared her excitement about new glasses. She shared how much easier life has been since regaining her vision:
Zach and Hannah discussed the loss of different senses and Hannah shared that she would likely deal OK with losing her hearing because of her knowledge of ASL:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question, “Which of the five senses do you feel is the most important?” Leave your answer in the “Comments” section.
Continuing on, Zach asked what book people would add themselves to and how they would change the story.
Zach tweeted about being a character in To Kill A Mockingbird and sticking up for Boo Radley:
Make sure to keep the conversation going by answering the week’s extend-the-conversation question. Again that question asks, “Which of the five senses do you feel is the most important?” Leave your answers below!