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A family did this wonderful tribute to a grandfather diagnosed with motor neurone disease – Wales Online

For one Carmarthenshire grandfather, one Boxing Day event had become an annual tradition. Vic Buffrey, from Kidwelly, has…

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Autistic woman’s ‘acceptance’ song gets huge response – BBC News

A woman with severe autism has written and performed a Christmas song which has provoked a huge…

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Jo Jordan speaks out over non-verbal autistic son’s battle to be heard – Lancashire Telegraph

THE mum of a boy who cannot speak due to his autism has told of his battle…

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Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson: Paralympic champion’s lifetime of achievements – BBC Sport

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wales Sport Awards earlier in…

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Why this is one teen’s biggest Christmas ever even though it might be his last – Centre Daily Times

Maddox Hyde limped out of his bedroom and around a deluge of cards and packages, donning red…

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‘Just because you have a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a successful parent’ – Western Telegraph

PARENTS with learning disabilities or autism in Pembrokeshire will be given a voice, thanks to funding of…

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Siblings born with spina bifida enjoy their first pain-free Christmas – Newsday

Dr. Mark Mittler, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, explained how…

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Derby pub’s ‘sign-a-long’ for boy with Down’s syndrome – BBC News

Regulars and staff at a pub have performed a “sign-a-long” of a five-year-old boy’s favourite song. They used…

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I’m trapped in a body that’s shutting down – Plymouth Live

When Paula was first told she had a terminal illness, the first thing she said was “how…

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Here’s How I Decorated My Wheelchair This Christmas – Muscular Dystrophy News

In my family, almost every holiday deserves decorations. Even Valentine’s Day is celebrated, with heart stickers on…

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Ascot Boy presents prizes to students at British Dyslexia Association Awards proving anyone can be successful – Bracknell News

A DYSLEXIC student has proved anyone can achieve anything in life by coming back to present an…

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I am proof that with the right care, some stroke survivors can thrive – Metro

It was hard to bring myself to watch Care, the BBC drama about a struggling single mother…

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I’ve led a full active life and with the help of White Lodge I’m not going to let Multiple Scleroisis stop that!

Hi I’m Stewie I grew up in a warm loving family with my two older brothers. I was…

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Boy, 14, who survived a STROKE was told he would never walk, talk or eat again – Daily Mail

A 14-year-old boy who suffered a shock stroke was told he would never be able to walk,…

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Caernarfon woman gives insight into day in her working life as an apprentice at Ysbyty Gwynedd – North Wales Chronicle

A YOUNG woman from Gwynedd who has Down Syndrome has given an insight into a day in…

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Answering the Questions Friends Ask Most Often About My Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had some good conversations with FAers and others about life….

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Boy who suffered brain injury after being trapped underneath a car is given life-changing wheelchair – Nottinghamshire Live

A boy who suffered a brain injury after he was trapped underneath a car and has been…

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Little boy with autism saw homeless people in Liverpool – what he did next was AMAZING – Liverpool Echo

A nine-year-old boy with autism has already started spreading Christmas cheer with an incredibly heartwarming act. Selfless William…

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The heartwarming moment an athlete helps quadriplegic best friend become an Ironman – Daily Mail

A triathlete has wept tears of joy after helping his quadriplegic best mate achieve his lifelong dream…

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Call the Midwife actress to become first person with Down’s Syndrome to gain honorary doctorate in a UK university – Nottinghamshire Live

An inspirational actor and campaigner will become the first person with Down’s Syndrome to be awarded an…

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Brave five-year-old girl who was left paralysed by a terrifying virus is fighting to walk again just three years after doctors gave her a 10 per cent chance of survival – Daily Mail

A brave little girl left paralysed by a terrifying virus is fighting to walk again – just…

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VIDEO: ‘Breaking the mould’ – inspirational journey of man living with cerebral palsy who is now working abroad – Independent.ie

Wheelchair user and European Central Bank employee Colm Burke was told that the condition of cerebral palsy…

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Woman who has autism left in tears as Debenhams staff ‘march her out of shop’ – but she’d done nothing wrong – Hull Daily Mail

A vulnerable woman who has autism was left in floods of tears when she was marched out…

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Female bricklayer: ‘Get your hat on, girls and get out there’ – BBC News

An apprentice who became a construction firm’s first female bricklayer has said she plans to open her…

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Woman with spina bifida says her dates didn’t want to go out with her in public – Metro

A woman with spina bifida says boys asked to date her in secret because they were ashamed…

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Personal trainer offers session to youngsters with learning disabilities – Sunderland Echo

A kind-hearted personal trainer is helping youngsters with learning disabilities become more at home in the gym…

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A Physical Therapist Shares Her Perspective on Working with FA Patients – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

I have been working with my physical therapist, Kelli, for a year and a half. She is…

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Asperger’s student slams school after he was ‘told to “man up” when his father died of cancer’ then expelled when he criticised staff on Facebook – Daily Mail

A student was expelled from school when he took to Facebook to complain about a staff member…

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Camden schoolgirl wins charity gong for deafness awareness campaigning – Hampstead Highgate Express

Camden schoolgirl and deafness campaigner Lily Conlan capped a remarkable year by beating off competition from all…

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Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir reveals how wheelchair racing saved him from depression – The Independent

For six-time Paralympic champion David Weir wheelchair racing has been his career and his salvation. The 39-year-old from…

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Michigan artist with cerebral palsy pursues dreams with help of technology – WDIV Click On Detroit

When she was just five months old Felicia Bowers was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but that diagnosis…

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I Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis At 29 – Refinery29

Sophie Allen was 29 and had just had her first child when she experienced what she now…

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Meet the incredible 11-year-old composer behind this Christmas advert – Classic FM

A moving new Christmas advert has been released by Very.co.uk, featuring the talents of a gifted young…

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Following in Serena Williams’ footsteps, Jordanne Whiley gears up for pregnancy return – Metro

In many ways, Jordanne Whiley’s career is following the same path as Serena Williams. Both have won…

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The Northern Ireland women living with autism, just like I’m a Celeb’s Anne Hegerty – Belfast Telegraph

Two women who, like Anne, only discovered in adulthood they had been living with autism, give a…

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Long Melford father launches online business inspired by son with cerebral palsy – Suffolk Free Press

When Tristram Warden launched his new online business selling alternative remedies, he had one goal in mind…

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‘What it’s like bringing up our three autistic boys when help has been cut’ – Eastern Daily Press

We have four children, John, 17, Kevin, 14, Josh, 12, and David, 10*. Three of them have…

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Woman with cerebral palsy is fighting discrimination through wheelchair dancing – Metro

A woman with cerebral palsy is hoping to eliminate the stigma surrounding disability through wheelchair dancing and…

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Parents of Seal Beach child with Down syndrome design toys promoting inclusivity – OC Register

Mayra and Roberto Contreras never imagined that, after years of medical school, they would wind up in…

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Mother of 20-month-old twins who BOTH have cerebral palsy is raising £97,000 for surgery so they can walk because the NHS ‘will make them wait seven years’ – Daily Mail

The mother of 20-month-old twins who were both born with cerebral palsy is trying to raise £97,000…

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Lost Voice Guy becomes a Scope Ambassador

Scope have a new Ambassador – the announcement about Lost Voice Guy’s ambassador role came at Scope’s Inspirations Dinner, held at the Natural History…

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My Introduction to Medical Marijuana – Muscular Dystrophy News

Marijuana use in the United States dates back to the 1600s. Before being introduced as a recreational…

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8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people – Disability Horizons

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted –…

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My sons have autism – so Stan Lee’s superheroes were invaluable to them – The Independent

Monday evening, a little after seven. I am in a cafe in Oxford, waiting for my son…

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A schoolgirl has written a book to explain autism – BBC News

A 12-year-old girl from Crawley has been inspired by her brother to write a book about autism. Sienna…

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How a Progressive, Sight-Stealing Condition Turned This Man Into a Cyclist – Bicycling

While Lawrence Penney may have lost his peripheral vision, he doesn’t let that slow him down. The Canadian…

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Epilepsy: ‘I’m not daydreaming Miss, I’m having a seizure’ – BBC News

“When I was younger my teachers thought I was naughty and ‘away with the fairies’. But I…

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Call the Midwife actress Sarah Gordy is first woman with Down’s syndrome to receive MBE – HELLO!

Actress Sarah Gordy, who fans will know and love from shows including Call The Midwife and Upstairs…

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Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond’s birthday legacy for sons – BBC News

For any parent the prospect of not living to see your children grow up is heartbreaking. That’s the…

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I Finally Learned to Accept My Cerebral Palsy in Stressful Situations – Cerebral Palsy News Today

Cerebral palsy is one of the most diverse disabilities because each type is different than the other….

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