Future Glimpse Archive
I think the most empowering thing is to learn to say "the disability is part of me, but it does not define me."
Robert Martinez, always marveled at his son Brandon's devotion to the game. But at age 7 he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and they learned that obsessive-compulsive disorder was helping cause his obsession with baseball.
Like millions of others, I first learned about Dick and his son Rick via YouTube. Dick is a dad to three boys, now grown. But he is famous for his relationship with his first son, born in
Living independently is a major milestone of adulthood but, as with most of the topics I’ve written about in this series, when factoring in special needs it can take extra time to achieve. I am twenty-nine years
Going into post-secondary education is a big step for anyone. If you have a disability, it can be a great way to gain some independence. However, before researching costs or courses, you should be thinking about accessibility.
After eighteen years, pediatrics had become a kind of comfort zone. Doctors knew everything about me, appointments were routinely scheduled, and my parents were always by my side. When I entered the adult healthcare system, everything stopped.
Before I went off to college, my parents wanted to make sure I was sound financially. To do so, they registered me for a disability pension. Disability pensions can be obtained through a social services department (or