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Blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE joins Guide Dogs in new podcast series – Disability Horizons

Blind Paralympic champion, Libby Clegg MBE, is just one…

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HEATHER’S BLOG – FINALLY GETTING BACK INTO EMPLOYMENT!

  I have had such an amazing few weeks! After twelve…

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Adorable Sunderland youngster fights back from spina bifida to take up kickboxing classes – Sunderland Echo

She’s just a knockout! Born with spina bifida, four-year-old Rubie O’Brien has battled with her health from the…

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Watch eight-year-old Penwortham girl with hearing difficulties teach sign language as she raises funds for National Deaf Children’s Society – Lancashire Evening Post

A young girl who was born deaf has been working hard to make other people aware of…

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Trainees with learning disabilities in tears after burglars once again break into Romford cafe – Romford Recorder

Jackson’s Cafe, High Street, Romford, fell victim once again to burglars who kicked in a window to…

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Autistic blind boy Kodi Lee makes everyone cry with incredible song on America’s Got Talent – Smooth Radio

A talented blind singer with autism won a coveted Golden Buzzer on last night’s America’s Got Talent…

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Asperger’s dad finds light at the end of the tunnel by writing book for son Ethan (5) – Belfast Telegraph

A man with Asperger’s syndrome has written a book about how he struggled with becoming a father,…

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Mum speaks out about having a stroke aged just 29 – Gazette

Bringing up a young family is challenging enough for anyone. But for Claire Withnall there are even greater…

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Vulnerable man given just 20 days to leave secure hospital – Daily Mail

A man with autism held in a privately operated secure hospital for almost two decades has been…

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Lee Ridley: ‘I think some people see my disability, rather than see who I actually am’ – Irish Examiner

Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, wowed Britain’s Got Talent judges and audiences alike last year, with…

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Teen shop worker goes ‘above and beyond’ for autistic girl – BBC News

A mother’s praise for a teenager on his Saturday job – who patiently helped her daughter, who…

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How Two Paralyzed Patients Walked Again Without Surgery – Singularity Hub

Just a decade ago, the Walk Again Project was a blue sky, Hail Mary moonshot at total…

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We Are Middlesbrough: Stockton student speaks about brain injury – BBC News

Joseph Shovlin almost died three years ago when his skull was crushed in an industrial accident. Now…

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Hull teen with Asperger’s left ‘worthless’ after 100 job rejections bags first ever role – Hull Daily Mail

A Hull teenager who was made to feel “worthless” after being rejected for over 100 roles has…

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Teen spent months in coma – now he’s back playing for NI cerebral palsy squad – Belfast Telegraph

Charlie Fogarty has one very unusual occupational therapy tip – and he mentions it, he says, in…

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The boy rapping for the hospital that helped him – CBBC Newsround

Joe, 7, has a form of cerebral palsy which makes walking difficult and uncomfortable. He wanted to raise…

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Why I Take My MS to the Gym – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

I rode a recumbent bike for 15 minutes today. That’s a record for me, and it felt…

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How Lancashire charity pioneer Peter Taylor revolutionised services for those with sight loss – Lancashire Evening Post

A local sight loss charity has bid a fond farewell to its longest serving staff member. Former Chief…

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DIY SOS help ‘life-changing’ for MS Torquay dad – BBC News

A father with multiple sclerosis (MS) whose family was helped by DIY SOS described the adaptation of…

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‘Hearing dog changed my life’ says deaf teacher – Oxford Mail

A DEAF teacher from Wallingford has had his life transformed by a dog that alerts him to…

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