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Tag: Disability Life

Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

Five Things That Surprised Me About The New Metro Cars

I go to college right outside of Washington, DC, and often find myself using the Metro subway system to travel around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Recently, the Metro system received several upgrades that have really helped me as a rider with a disability, […]

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

Dear Chiari Malformation, You came into my life six years ago now, when I suddenly developed a constant pain in the back of my head. I was a freshman in high school, and coincidentally it was Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, but I didn’t know that- […]

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Children Edition

Answering Stranger’s Questions- Children Edition

I love working with children. I volunteered at a preschool-aged day camp for a few summers and did a mentorship at my elementary school for my senior year of high school (more on that here). I love the natural curiosity that they have about the […]

I Don’t Need An IEP!

I Don’t Need An IEP!

At my first high school, my IEP was viewed as an inconvenience to a majority of the teachers and other staff at the school. It wasn’t fair to them that they had to create large print materials, let me type notes in class, or take […]

All About The Disability Law Center of Virginia

All About The Disability Law Center of Virginia

About two years ago, I was given a brochure by my Department of the Blind and Visually Impaired case manager for the Disability Law Center of Virginia. I put it on my desk, and didn’t think much about it, until I had a problem. I […]

No Strobing Items At Check-Out

No Strobing Items At Check-Out

My mom and I were walking to the check out area at a popular chain retailer when suddenly, it seemed like strobe lights popped out of nowhere. The store was selling rapidly strobing fidget spinners, which were all flashing asynchronously, and at a high frequency, […]

Finding Destiny

Finding Destiny

Inspired by this question- when is the first time you saw your disability in the media? #FirstTimeISawMe Last summer, my family and I decided to go see the movie Finding Dory. We were visiting a medical center, and it had been a pretty discouraging trip, […]

Dear Middle School Teacher

Dear Middle School Teacher

I’m one of the new students in your class this year. You probably have some idea of who I am, since you recently got a copy of my SAP, 504, or IEP. Before the school year begins, I have listed ten things that I want […]

Dear Elementary School Teacher

Dear Elementary School Teacher

I’m one of your new students for the year. You may have read my SAP, 504, or IEP- or maybe I don’t have any of those yet. I’m still a little kid, so my support staff and my parents are still trying to figure things […]

Why I Study Assistive Technology

Why I Study Assistive Technology

For my one hundredth blog post, I decided to write about the reasons I chose for studying assistive technology in college. It’s definitely a more uncommon field to study, and I am frequently explaining to people what exactly assistive technology is. ¬†Once they understand what […]