This past week in #CPChatNow was intriguing as always. Members discussed desires for stylish adaptive equipment, actors and actresses with CP, and advice for parents. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Zach and Blemi tweeted about their desire for adaptive equipment to be stylish and why attention may not be paid to that:
Next, attention turned to people’s favorite actors and actresses with CP:
Finally, Zach asked what advice people would give to parents of someone with CP. Members offered a variety of advice, but most centered around connecting with community and exposing their children to people with disabilities:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What piece of advice do you wish your parent would have known about CP or having a disability?
Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on Twitter.
This week’s #CPChatNow chat was lively as usual and highlighted the different things people in our community experience in our daily lives. This is #CPChatNow Interim Co-Host, Devin Axtman, and I will be taking you along on this week’s recap.
We welcomed a new member to the #CPChatNow Twitter chat family as Rachel who is teaching English in Spain joined us. She heard about us after reading Co-Host Zach Fenell and #CPChatNow co-founder John Quinn’s books and connecting via our Facebook page and monthly Google Hangout.
Talk soon turned to a common hobby in the disability community, naming assistive devices! Hannah shared her awesome names for her scooters.
Shira and Zach both talked about her goal of publishing her poems and spreading knowledge and awareness about CP. Zach offered his experienced advice.
I also had to needle #CPChatNow co-host Blake from his study abroad stint in Spain about not joining us while Rachel stayed up in Spain. Blake quickly put me in my place and proved he is staying busy as always.
Finally, Rachel, Zach and I talked about things our parents said while we walked as youngsters and the common experience of feeling like a horse.
This leads us to our extend-the-conversation question: What common parental advice do you hear (or give if you’re a parent) related to cerebral palsy? Please share your responses in the comments!
Finally, please join us for our focus chat with Alena Brand on the benefits computer science can bring to CP next Wednesday and continue to follow along on Facebook.