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Mum with rare condition mistakenly stopped for ‘drink driving’ and refused nightclub entry – Derbyshire Live

A Belper mum-of-two who was refused nightclub entry and stopped by the police due to misunderstandings surrounding…

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Changemakers: Julius Sweetland is unlocking technology for people with motor neurone disease – Big Issue

It took a neck brace, internet strangers and being bored at work, but Julius Sweetland changed thousands…

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Mother told she would live with fibromyalgia claims healthy eating plan cured symptoms – Daily Mail

A mother-of-two who was told she would have to live with a debilitating condition for the rest…

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Fourteen-year-old with autism to spread joy with motivational t-shirt company – St Helens Star

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy with autism is on a mission to spread joy and positivity by launching his…

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We Talked to the Powerlifter With Cerebral Palsy Whose Deadlift Went Viral – Men’s Health

On Wednesday evening, as his training session came to a close, Miles Taylor went for just one…

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Teen who was born without a right forearm builds his own robotic prosthetic out of LEGOS – Daily Mail

David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a…

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Young parents will have to pay £6,000 to learn how to communicate with deaf daughter – South Wales Argus

YOUNG parents whose four-month-old daughter was born deaf will have to pay £6,000 to learn sign language…

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Family want answers in death of cerebral palsy boy who fell unconscious after getting off school bus – Daily Mail

The family of an 18-year-old Florida high school student with cerebral palsy are calling for answers after…

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Jess Collins grateful to be home and ready for new challenges after spinal cord injury – Newcastle Herald

BACK home, but with more goals in mind, a smiling Jess Collins says she has a lot…

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The hi-tech OXSIGHT glasses helping a visually impaired Hull woman – The Yorkshire Post

A Yorkshire academic has spoken of how a “life-changing” pair of augmented reality glasses are helping her…

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Disability activist responds to viral Facebook meme – BBC News

A partially-sighted student is campaigning online after a picture mocking a woman using a cane while looking…

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Two Cambridgeshire pals set up dating agency for adults with autism and learning disabilities in the region – Ely Standard

Christine O’Neil and Vicky Baddeley say they want to launch their agency, called Safe Soulmate, “in response…

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Woman with muscular dystrophy creates clothing line to inspire others with chronic illnesses – ABC News

There was a time when 33-year-old Keisha Greaves hid her muscular dystrophy. Now, she embraces her condition…

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Bath Man Receives Award For His Courage And Determination From Stroke Association – Indy Online

A BATH man has received a highly commended ‘Life After Stroke Award’ from the Stroke Association in…

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X Factor star Chris Maloney offers a scholarship to an Autism’s got Talent performer – London Post

Anna Kennedy OBE Founder of the National Autism Charity AnnaKennedyonline first met André in the Wirral where…

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Single mother reveals her heartbreak of raising one-in-a-million twins with Down’s syndrome – Daily Mail

A single mother has revealed the heartbreak of raising one-in-a-million twins with Down’s syndrome and wishes she…

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Artist crafts Doddie Weir portrait from 10,000 stamps – BBC News

An artist has made a portrait of Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir entirely from 10,000 stamps. Michael McGee’s…

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Little Euan leads campaign to recycle children’s prosthetics

Little Euan leads campaign to recycle children’s prosthetics Amputee Euan…

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Brazilian mother narrates a football game to her blind and autistic son from the stands – Daily Mail

A passionate Brazilian football fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team’s matches to her…

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A stranger’s silly prank on holiday left our poor boy in a wheelchair – Daily Mail

Rachel Kempley was watching TV on a warm Sunday evening last June when the phone rang. She knew…

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My Progressive MS Moment of Truth – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

“If I were you two, I think I’d plan for the worst,” Amy, my physiatrist, said to…

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How a daughter turned her mother’s decline into the impressive Sundance short ‘Sundowners’ – Los Angeles Times

The writer Robert Greenfield is one of my oldest friends, someone who’s made me laugh and made…

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Ilford girl suffers brain injury at birth after hospital failings led to cerebral palsy diagnosis – Essex Live

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings of hospital staff which led to her being…

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Online Lives: Brigid Gallagher shares her experiences of living with fibromyalgia – Irish Examiner

Brigid Gallagher moved from Scotland to Donegal in 1999, four years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She…

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Boy with Down Syndrome helps take care of his three disabled brothers – Daily Mail

A little boy from Bulgaria who has Down’s Syndrome has bonded with his new American family by…

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West Cumbrian man raises awareness of dyspraxia condition – News & Star

A Workington man has launched a dyspraxia awareness day for education professionals, in the hope that they…

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Couple tackle disability ‘misconceptions’ with YouTube channel – Belfast Telegraph

A man with muscular dystrophy and his able-bodied girlfriend are sharing their relationship with the world on…

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Ticked off: New Brighton tattoo artist joins event to stamp out Lyme disease – The Times

Josh DeLay, 35, of Beaver Falls, owner of DLay ’n Ink Tattoos and Body Piercing in New…

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‘The Government don’t care’ – Gateshead woman who can’t work out change from £1 told to find job – Chronicle Live

When Sheila Nesbitt was asked what change you would get from £1 if you spent 75p, she…

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Hopeless Records’ Eric Tobin on overcoming spina bifida and making the most out of life – Substream Magazine

When I was younger, I often wondered: “how does one get into the music industry?” I went…

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John Cooper resented being his disabled wife’s carer – Bournemouth Echo

A callous husband who turned off the power of his disabled wife’s wheelchair because he resented being…

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8 unbelievable experiences with strangers – all because I’m disabled – Disability Horizons

Having read our 10 bizarre experiences with carers article, Disability Horizons reader and wheelchair user Helen Wheels…

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Charity is looking for ‘gig buddies’ to help people with learning disabilities – Edinburgh Live

Do you want to share your love of music with people who don’t have the opportunity to…

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‘Magic baton’ helps blind musicians feel conductor – BBC News

Kyungho Jeon is a virtuoso percussionist from South Korea. He dreams of playing with an orchestra, but his…

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This little girl has had to learn to walk 4 times while battling brittle bone disease – All4Women

A mum has told how she has watched her five-year-old daughter learn to walk four times due…

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Man diagnosed with autism as a child overcame ‘fears’ to write a book after his mum’s death – Nottinghamshire Live

A 22-year-old who was diagnosed with autism as a child has overcome ‘fears and anxieties’ to write…

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Lenny Johnrose staying positive in motor neurone disease fight – BBC Sport

Lenny Johnrose understands how people with motor neurone disease can sink into depression. He has been there himself. Yet…

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Aphasia sufferers sing to overcome language loss. – ABC News

Aphasia sufferers use music to bypass the language centre of the brain, which has been affected by…

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Henrietta Spink’s struggle to look after her disabled sons – Daily Mail

Most of us hope that, should we ever need care, we will have kind, compassionate people to…

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Terminally ill mum writes 35 years of birthday cards – BBC News

A mother who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease has written enough birthday cards for her…

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Selma Blair opens up about life with multiple sclerosis: ‘Every day is a struggle’ – The Independent

Selma Blair has updated fans on how she is coping with multiple sclerosis, revealing it leaves her…

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This 30-Year-Old Woman Is Fighting for Her Life After Losing Multiple Limbs to Toxic Shock Syndrome – Health

Just over a week ago, Anna Norquist was a healthy 30-year-old woman with a passion for gymnastics….

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Man with cerebral palsy who finished last in Southampton Marathon set to run again – Daily Echo

Cerebral palsy sufferer Gus McKechnie took on a 26.2 mile course last year, using hiking sticks in…

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Terminally-ill Shrewsbury man Noel Conway pens two books – Shropshire Star

The motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer has released Tales from the Hill, which will be followed shortly…

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Discrimination arising from Disability

Direct discrimination because of disability is a…

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Lady Gaga puts spotlight on dealing with fibromyalgia – Tribune-Review

The one thing that can really irritate Lady Gaga is people not believing that the pain from…

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Bedbound Selma Blair shares painful truth of multiple sclerosis – Metro

Selma Blair has shared a raw insight into how she’s coping with multiple sclerosis (MS). The 46-year-old…

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Woman has limbs amputated after developing toxic shock syndrome – Today Show

A 30-year-old woman has had her right arm and left leg amputated, and must still endure having…

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Mother of Kate Grant says she is ‘paving the way’ for models with Down’s syndrome and disabilities – Daily Mail

A pageant queen with Down’s Syndrome has ambitions to be a supermodel and has no doubt that…

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A day in the life of a visually impaired fragrance evaluator – Cosmetics Business

Visual impairment often has a negative effect on an individual’s social and working life. However, the flip…

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