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God Has Blessed You With Life

* from Pope Francis recent visit to South Korea where he visited a home for people with disabilities*

God has blessed you with life, and with differing talents and gifts.

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Is There Any Point To Being Diagnosed As An Adult? (and a thing or two about executive functioning and routines)...

Quite often, I read someone asking whether it’s worth being assessed for Autism as an adult.  Given that services for children are rare enough, it all seems too much bother for some people considering there will be no help at the end of it anyway.  592 more words


The positivity myth: a belated response to 60 minutes and the Curtis Landers story.

60 minutes report: http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/curtis-landers/xwf16yz?from

I hate watching television reports on spinal cord injury, which normally to follow a predictable two-part pattern. Part one provides pictures of neck braces, helicopters, ventilation machines, and shocked families, all of which is a visceral reminder of the horror of my own injury, bringing back memories I’d rather forget. 1,058 more words


Disabled, but not broken

When both my legs were amputated, they were closed at the upper-thigh, leaving stumps of 8-10cm each. This means that they are too short for me to walk with prostheses and I have been resigned to face life in a wheelchair. 225 more words


Another day...

Whew! AC is back on. Too hot and humid for The Curmudgeon. Looking at the next several days of forecasts it seems we’ll be keeping it on for a while too. 46 more words


I've totally stole from another blog.

But I have never read what is so in my heart especially with Kate and Jack…. Danny gets all the attention but the other two have my soul…. 696 more words


What's With The Name?

Some of you might be wondering why I would name a blog about a child with a chromosome disorder “Lil’ Cuss”, or maybe you’re not. In any case, I’d like to explain the meaning behind the title. 113 more words

Birth Defect