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The best disability bloggers and resources to follow in 2019

7th December 2018

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with a condition or are caring for a family member, you may feel lost and isolated. Fortunately, there is an assortment of blogs written by disabled people and industry professions that can provide you with invaluable insight when you need it most. From tips for those who use a stairlift, to dealing with your disability diagnosis, we’ve found 50 of the top bloggers below for you to discover.

Resources

Reif Psych Services

“In my counselling practice, I help people with disabilities and their caregivers. I began blogging to share resources with my counselling clients. If I could share pre-written resources with them between sessions, I knew that it would free up time during our meetings to allow for more meaningful conversation. I also knew that there are many people with disabilities and caregivers who are without mental health supports. I chose to blog to share support and strategies with those individuals as well,” shares Rose from Reif Psych Services.

“Having a disability or loving someone who does can leave you feeling isolated, exhausted, and overwhelmed. It may feel impossible to dream about the future because you feel like you're living from crisis to crisis. In spite of that, I believe that mental wellness is possible for people with disabilities and the people who love them. I know this to be true because I have seen my clients overcome their anxiety and sadness and find a new purpose. I love hearing that people find the support they need on my blog. But if you need more than that, please find a counsellor in your local area (or someone like me who offers online therapy) who can help you manage your stressors and find balance in your life.”

 

Disability thinking

Disability Thinking was created by Andrew as a platform to share disability-related news. A fantastic platform for disabled people and carers alike, you can find posts on topics such as identity and culture, to politics and life with a disability. Additionally, Andrew publishes a weekly Disability Blogger Link-Up, where people can post their favourite piece of writing about disability for others to read, allowing people to network.

 

PurpleSpace

PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades.” A fantastic resource for disabled people and their carers, Purple Space is a small business that aims to build confidence for those with a disability in the working environment whilst offering support.

 

EvenBreak

“I started the blog for two reasons really – to encourage employers to use best inclusive practice in recruiting and employing disabled people, and to help disabled people thrive in the world of work”, says Jane, the Director of Evenbreak. The not-for-profit organisation was formed to help disabled jobseekers discover inclusive employees, as well as to promote the business benefits of hiring disabled people. “I think blogging is a great way to share useful content in an accessible and informal way, engaging people with an interest in the subject matter.”

 

Scope

Disability equality charity, Scope, strives to “achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness.” This is the perfect platform for carers and disabled people to check out, as it offers both practical advice and emotional support for those who have been diagnosed with a condition. What’s more is that there is an online community where you can talk to others who are going through similar things.

 

Euan's Guide

“Our blog, Euan’s Guide, began after our charity’s co-founder, Euan MacDonald, launched the disabled access review website Euan’s Guide. We wanted to share the stories and experiences of the thousands of disabled people who review places they’ve visited on our site, and a blog gave us a space to curate their best bits.”

“What makes the Euan’s Guide blog so interesting is that it’s made up of real stories from disabled people right now. If we notice lots of interesting reviews for accessible museums coming in, we’ll write a blog about unusual museums with wheelchair access, or museums that have Early Bird Openings, excellent touch tours or anything else that our readers will love. That’s why the next story to appear on our blog always has an element of surprise!”

“We love the knowledge that our blogs and the reviews that make them are helping disabled people find great places to go. By writing stories based upon the access reviews that people send us, we know that we’re sharing real experiences that can make a difference to those who find themselves returning to the same places over and over. We want to show the unexpectedly accessible places as well as the cafes, shops, parks and everyday places that people can visit equipped with the access information they require. We love hearing from readers who have read a post, checked the reviews and then gone to visit the places they’ve discovered through our blog!”

“Often, we’ll write blogs for venues too. These are among our most popular articles and they can help to drive change in the real world. We love coming up with new stories to offer our top tips for everything from access to pubs to how venue owners can make their accessible loo a safer place to visit.”

 

Special Needs Jungle

The Special Needs Jungle was set up by parents to inform others about special education needs, disability, health conditions and rare diseases. With easy to follow articles and resources, it allows parents to develop an understanding of their child’s conditions, whilst the website aims "to inform, educate and empower families to self-advocate confidently, so their children get the help they need to live the best life they can."

 

Disabled World

Disabled World offers information on a range of different disabilities, in addition to guidance for seniors, “assistive device reviews, and articles on everything from helpful tips to disability sports articles.”. Independently run, it reports daily on news surrounding disability topics, with its information coming from volunteers.

 

Disability United

The aim of Disability United is to improve legislation surrounding disabled people so that they can live without restrictions in a world of equality. “The right care, the right equipment, the right information, and an accessible environment are key, but for too many people, these essentials are denied.” On the website, disabled people and their carers can find resources on campaigns and marches that are taking place which is extremely helpful.

 

When They Get Older

“At When They Get Older we’re about people. It can be a tremendous shock to discover that you’ve become the prime support for an older relative or friend and knowing which way to turn can be a nightmare. That’s where we aim to help. Because we’ve been there ourselves, we understand the stresses of helping seniors to get the care they need and continue to achieve a good quality of life.”

“We have several goals. First, we’re a good place to start. We don’t attempt to cover every detail of every situation, but we’ll point you in the direction of a larger organisation that can. Second, we want to help you avoid re-inventing the wheel. From understanding health issues and getting social help through to choosing a suitable holiday, we have valuable tips and advice. And third, we offer much needed emotional support. Until you’ve started caring, it’s almost impossible to understand the stresses involved and supporters can feel very alone. We not only publish blogs to show that there are others who do get it, but we are very fortunate to have our own eldercare ‘agony aunt’, who’s available to help readers with balancing caring with their own needs.”

 

Disability Horizons

Disability Horizons was founded in 2011. Created by two friends, Martyn and Srin, the website is an invaluable resource for disabled people and carers, as you can find a wealth of information, from employment and entertainment to lifestyle and relationships. The community element allows others to connect, whilst the banks of information on a variety of different topics are great for those looking for more information or particular products.

 

A Different Kind of Vision

“I started my blog, A Different Kind of Vision because I realized there wasn't a lot of resources for teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum for students with vision impairments. The Expanded Core is a disability-specific curriculum that targets the unique needs of students with vision impairments. I wanted to show teachers ideas, resources, examples of how to teach the ECC for students of all abilities and vision loss.”

“We have to stop looking at the disability and start seeing ability. Blindness is not the worst thing that can happen to someone. Blind people can and do live thriving, successful adult lives. We must shatter the misconceptions that blindness is a devastating disability. We need the right tools and expectations of our students with vision impairments to help them succeed in life.”

 

Bloggers

Mermaid in Disguise

“I started my blog whilst I was at uni as a place to chat about makeup because none of my friends was really into it”, shares Bethan from Mermaid in Disguise. “However, it definitely grew once I graduated as it became something I could do from home in my pyjamas. I’m too ill to work in anything that involves leaving the house every day and having a set schedule because my body definitely does not stick to a schedule. Blogging is something I can do around my disability which involves a lot of writing in the middle of the night.”

“My favourite thing about blogging is definitely the incredible friends I have made along the way. Two of my closest friends I only met because of our blogs and online presence. I now can’t imagine my life without them.”

 

Love That Max

Love that Max was launched in 2008, to be both an inspirational and informational place on the topic of cerebral palsy. “When I started this blog, Max was five. Originally, I planned to call it ‘To The Max’. That name was taken, but it's exactly how I felt about Max's progress—even at that young age, he had surpassed all the bad, bad things we'd been told at his birth.” Today, the blog still shares glimpses into the life of Max’s family, championing his successes and noting down milestones.

 

My Blurred World

“When I started blogging, there weren’t many people who were talking about vision impairment online, not from the perspective of a blind/VI person anyway,” says Elin from My Blurred World. “I was also feeling really isolated at the time and I thought that starting my blog would help in terms of being able to write my feelings down on a page and perhaps finding comfort in doing so. I was also coming across a rise in the misconceptions surrounding disability and I wanted to create a platform to try to raise awareness of these as well as talking about how I make daily tasks accessible to me as a visually impaired person.”

“My blog started with a focus on accessible beauty and I wanted to share how I was making things such as beauty and fashion accessible to me. I also wanted to share my experiences with sight loss in the hope that it would help, educate and motivate others since helping other people is something I’m incredibly passionate about.” 

 

When Tania Talks

When Tania Talks is a blog focussing on Tania’s love of beauty and fashion, as well as her diagnosis of chronic illness. A disability blogger, her blog posts share insight into her life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Basilar Type migraines and Meares-Irlen syndrome, amongst other conditions. However, her friendly and informative tone makes this a fantastic blog for disabled people and carers alike.

 

Fashioneysta

“I began blogging shortly after I qualified with my guide dog Unity, I had a new lease of life and a newfound confidence and I was just dying to get out there and explore”, says Emily from Fashioneysta. “But, when I did I faced a whole new level of misconception towards me because of the way I chose to present myself. People couldn't understand how I, as a legally blind person, could apply makeup or would want to wear heels. They would say things like "you don't look blind" and "how is it you can do makeup when you can't see." So, I decided to make a blog, a space on the internet to talk about the things I loved: style, beauty, travel and disability awareness. I figured if I was going to change perceptions towards disability then I'd do it in style.”

“My favourite part about blogging is the community. Becoming a blogger I have met so many interesting people, other bloggers and influencers from all over the world. From America to Australia, I have made a whole new friendship group online. It gives me the chance to get inspiration and ideas, but it also gives me support as I can connect and talk to other disabled people who experience similar issues to myself.”

 

Yes, That Too

“I blog because I tend to process my thoughts through writing/typing, and the people I tell often find my thoughts interesting, so I started sharing them”, Alyssa from Yes, That Too shares. “I like the people I've met through blogging, and the fact that my blog is searchable, which lets me look at ideas I'd previously wanted to expand on when I think of them again.”

 

Gem Turner

With everything from fashion and shoes to technology and makeup, Gem Turner’s blog includes it all. However, and most importantly, it is a place where she can talk about her experiences with disability. Diagnosed with Brittle Bones, Gem uses a wheelchair to help her get around, a topic which she covers on her blog. Whether she’s informing her readers about accessibility or what it is like for her to socialise, her friendly posts are “basically like an online diary”.

 

Simply Emma

Emma from Simply Emma “toyed with the idea of starting a blog for a long time. For many reasons, I just kept putting it off until one day the idea just stuck, and I knew I had to give it a go and start my travel, disability and lifestyle blog. I think it was mainly down to a series of bad experiences of travelling and accessibility issues as a wheelchair user that finally made me do it. I wanted to share my bad experiences and promote the good experiences in the hope of raising awareness of disability, in particular, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy and the many accessibility barriers wheelchair users face. I also wanted to challenge the perceptions people may have of wheelchair users.”

 

Life of an Ambitious Turtle

Fi from Life of an Ambitious Turtle was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Multiminicore Myopathy at the age of three and has been wheelchair dependent since the age of six. In addition to her blog, Fi is an active campaigner and disability activist who is also a loving mother of two children.

 

Wheel Escapades

Gemma from Wheel Escapades lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and has been blogging since 2016. “I get into some awkward, funny and difficult situations mainly due to my disability, I also get different experiences and treatment with/from people due to being a wheelchair user. My friends and I would always joke about this, the good and the bad, as a way of coping I guess. Sometimes you have to laugh, or you’ll go crazy. Often saying if only people could hear us, I should write a book of all this drama. Well, I guess blogging is my book of tales.”

“I also wanted a serious side to the blog. Not many websites give you the gritty details of accessibility to a venue. Yes, they are starting to announce being ‘wheelchair accessible’ or having an ‘accessible toilet’ but accessible can mean so many different things. Just getting in the entrance doesn’t make a venue/event accessible. I wanted to chart good and bad access. To get people to look at it more.”

 

She Might Be Loved

Georgina from She Might Be Loved is “a twenty-something Sheffield-based full-time blogger and freelance social media manager.” Born after wanting a place to talk about makeup and the cosmetic industry following her job in Lush, She Might Be Loved also allows Georgina to talk about her life with chronic illness and disability, offering advice on topics such as travelling and treatment. 

 

Life of Pippa

"Halfway through my time at university, I acquired a debilitating chronic illness. This completely changed my sporty, active way of life and it took a huge amount of time and effort to really find my feet and begin to feel like ‘myself’ again.

“When things started to feel a little less like the end of the world, I started to engage with media opportunities, speaking up about life as a student with a long-term condition. In 2015, I founded my very own social enterprise, Spoonie Survival Kits, and it was from here that the advocacy opportunities really began to arise.

“I’ve always been a writer, but it was during this time that I realised that I was rather enjoying these experiences and wanted to branch out. Living with a long-term chronic illness has taught me to find humour in even the most unfortunate situations, giving rise to plenty of what are now well-known among friends as ‘Life Of Pippa’ moments. Therefore, I decided to launch my own blog of the same name, featuring some of my favourite things: theatre and books, as well as lifestyle and fundraising. 

“Since then, I’ve had more opportunities than I ever thought could come from a personal blog: it's even influenced my career path! However, my most favourite thing about blogging is having the kindest, most thoughtful online community of support: the fact that people actually take the time to read my posts and engage with them still baffles me every single day, and I couldn't be more thankful."

 

Jay on Life

After contracting Polio in Nigeria before her first birthday, Jay from Jay on Life moved to London. Her blog focusses on the sight, sounds and smells that she associates with different places that she has travelled to, as well as Jay’s thoughts “on how other cities and countries compare to my hometown of London in terms of accessibility and the attitudes of the people towards disability as a whole.”

 

A Life on Wheels

“My favourite quote in life is: ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out!’ says Ross of A Life On Wheels. “I’ve always had a passion to work in the media, whether that be in front of the camera, or writing behind the scenes. Blogging is something I have always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until last year that I finally took the plunge and launched my own website.

“A Life on Wheels does exactly what it says on tin… I started my blog as a way of documenting my journey through adulthood, as a young man with a physical disability. Often described as a ‘cheeky chappy’, I like to use my platform to share comical lifestyle stories, as well as reviewing disability access along the way. On a personal level, blogging has been such a confidence boost for me. Once a very shy and anxious individual, I am now happy to share my stories and most importantly raise awareness.”

“Meeting other like-minded people and collaborating with exciting brands has ultimately been a dream come true for me. The blogging community is something that I am so proud to be a part of - and without the power of social media - none of this would have been possible.”

 

Life of a Blind Girl

“I started blogging to share my experiences of living with a visual impairment in a predominantly sighted world, to share my experiences of living with a disability and to help others in the same or similar situation”, shares Holly from Life of a Blind Girl. “I also wanted to tackle the common misconceptions surrounding visual impairment and disability and educate society on these topics.”

“I started blogging as a way of doing all of this, but also as a means of sharing my thoughts, feelings and experiences. I wanted people to know that disabled people can do normal, everyday things and be independent despite having a disability. I love so many things about blogging but one of my favourite things is being able to help others and raise awareness of visual impairment and disability. I receive comments and messages from people saying that my blog posts have really helped them in some way or another, and that means the world to me.”

 

David Ventures

Despite having Cerebral Palsy, David from David Ventures is an avid cyclist who won’t let his disability prevent him from participating in outdoor pursuits. From skiing to cycling, David documents his life on his blog, as well as motivational speaking to help inspire other likeminded people.

 

Life as a cerebral palsy student

“I started  Life as a Cerebral Palsy Student because I wanted to reach out to other young people with Cerebral Palsy/physical disabilities. I wanted to create something straight from first-hand experience that people could identify with and relate too. My favourite thing about blogging is taking real-life scenarios and situations and making them funny! It's important not to take life too seriously and I think this is a feature that readers really enjoy.” In addition to Cerebral Palsy, Chloe also has epilepsy, chronic pain and impaired vision, all of which she writes about on her blog.

 

Not Standing Still’s Disease

Kirsten has been diagnosed with a series of conditions, all of which she details on her blog, Not Standing Still’s Disease. With the aim “to discuss realistically the challenges facing those living with chronic illnesses in today’s world, ways to change the healthcare system, and how we can live our best lives while rocking House, MD replica canes”, her blog is the perfect place for both those with a disability and their carers to have a read of.

 

Carrie Ann Lightley

“I have Cerebral Palsy, which means I use a wheelchair. I was brought up to believe that there is nothing I absolutely cannot do – there is always a way. My blog and travel writing is my way of sharing that belief with the world, and celebrating accessible businesses that go above and beyond to make sure that everybody enjoys their holidays and travels,” shares Carrie. “I've had readers tell me that they presumed certain destinations were impossible for them to travel to as disabled people. They've read my blog, been inspired, and actually had amazing trips to places that they thought were unreachable. That's the reason why I blog; there's no better feeling than knowing that you've helped another person to reach their goals.”

“Accessible travel isn’t always easy, it does require a lot of extra planning and sometimes there are surprises along the way. For me, that makes the beach sunsets, the rooftop city views, and the countryside landscapes even more beautiful. To have overcome what feels like a million extra obstacles and be able to say, ‘I got here!’ is an amazing feeling. That’s why I have such a passion for the industry I work in; every day I help people to realise their accessible travel dreams and help businesses to make those dreams possible.”

 

Shona Louise

“I started my blog when I was just 14, 7 years ago, as I was feeling isolated at school and came across this community of bloggers online where I felt much more at home”, Shona from Shona Louise shares. “Since then my genetic condition has caused me to undergo multiple surgeries and I'm now a powerchair user so in the past few years my content has shifted more towards disability, but still including my passions such as musicals. For me blogging gives me a voice and an outlet, as a disabled person I have to deal with a lot of frustrations in life, whether it be accessibility issues or ableism, and blogging gives me a platform to speak about that and hopefully change people's attitudes and improve the lives of disabled people. My blog is such a huge part of me now and regardless of opportunities outside of it I always come back to my own blog, my little corner of the internet to speak freely!”

 

Life on the Slow Lane

A 29-year-old, full-time wheelchair user with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a “are, progressive and sadly widely unrecognised” condition, Carrie from Life on the Slow Lane offers “information, advice, hints and tips, as well as interviews and personal stories” on her blog that disabled people and carers may find helpful and relatable.

 

Zachary Fenell

When asked about what made him start his blog, Zachary shared: “I wanted to create a platform that would allow me to share my experiences living with cerebral palsy. My goal is to make a positive difference in other people's lives – I love feedback. If someone feels less alone after reading one of my posts or is better equipped for handling a situation due to advice shared in a post, that is amazing!”

“Thank you for including me on your list. To be included in such a ‘best of’ list is an honour. For anyone who is coming across my name for the first time, I hope you will check out my content and then reach out. As I said, I love feedback!”

 

A Journey in my Wheels

“With writing this blog I am hoping that it opens people’s eyes more to what it is like living with an impairment and the hurdles that people may face through their daily life. Whilst also showing people with an impairment that their impairment doesn’t own them, they own it.” Having used a wheelchair since the age of three due to muscle weakness, Claire, from A Journey in my Wheels also contributes to Euan’s Guide to help inform people about accessible places in Dundee.

 

From Sarah Lex

Sarah from From Sarah Lex is a disability blogger who writes about her disability, beauty, fashion and lifestyle: “I started blogging because I wanted to raise awareness of the issues disabled people go through but I also wanted to show that disabled people are not just disabled. I love fashion, beauty, photography etc and it is important to me to write about all aspects of my life as well as the challenges I face due to my impairment.

“My favourite thing about blogging is engaging and meeting people (online or in person) with similar interests. I also love and am extremely grateful for all the opportunities blogging has brought into my life.”

 

Carly Findlay

Carly is a blogger who "challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance." Born with Ichthyosis, a rare, severe skin condition, she hosted the first meetup for those with the condition in Australia in 2015, creating a network of friends as a result. Since starting her blog, she has been named as one of Australia’s most influential women in the 2014 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards and has published a book about her disability.

 

Back Pain Blog UK

“I had sold my business due to all my spinal problems and started writing to take me to another place away from my pain and it worked, and I made some lovely friends,” says Barbara from Back Pain Blog. Documenting her personal journey with back pain, disabled people and their carers can find a wealth of resources to help minimise the pain caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

 

Jessica Out of The Closet

Jessica, from Jessica out of the Closet, set up her university’s first ever television society and from that was headhunted by a local TV station in Brighton. “I found that my disabilities and a 9-5 job were rather incongruous, so I listened to my friends and moved to YouTube instead. After receiving a ‘You should be ashamed of yourself, you’re a disgrace to the disabled community.’ message on my Instagram from someone who felt I wasn't 'disabled enough' I thought 'let’s show you, shall we?' In all honesty, that's probably my response to most things! That day, I set up my camera and started with: “This is me, I have these disabilities”. I set out to represent people with invisible disabilities and make the experience of disability less isolating.

“My favourite part about vlogging is my relationship with my viewers. I love the community that we have created and interacting with them. Reading their lovely feedback is very rewarding but by far the best bit is watching them come together and help each other in times of need”.

 

CP Teens UK

“I started the blog because I wanted to reach out to other young people with Cerebral Palsy/physical disabilities. I wanted to create something straight from first-hand experience that people could identify with and relate to.” Ellie’s blog, CP Teens UK, is a great platform for those who have Cerebral Palsy, as it allows you to connect with a network of other people with the condition, something that is extremely helpful for teenagers who might be feeling isolated by the condition.

“My favourite thing about blogging is taking the real-life scenarios and situations and making them funny! It's important not to take life too seriously and I think this is a feature that readers really enjoy.”

 

My New Normals

My New Normals is written by Nicole, a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. Created as a way of providing information to those who don’t fully understand the condition, she offers insight, whilst inspiring and reassuring those who also have the diagnosis.

 

Thinking Out Loud - Sassy Style

“I challenge perceptions through education and humour empowering others to be more disability confident. I started my blog in 2015 with the aim of being a resource for those without disabilities to share that living life with a disability may have its struggles and adaptations but we live a fulfilled life just like everyone else”, says Sassy from Thinking Out Loud – Sassy Style.

“From its inception, Thinking Out Loud has become a platform for others to share their stories too, whether they are a person with a disability or a carer for someone, showcasing that we are truly never alone, even if we feel like it. The community I have built from it has been astounding; I get people from around the world emailing me explaining that I have educated them in some way, or that I have made them feel less alone, and it puts the biggest smile on my face.”

 

BBH with MS

“After I was diagnosed with MS, I began to journal and write about all the crazy things that were going on in my life and my body. I began a blog as another outlet for the stories and thoughts that were constantly pinging around in my mind. Initially, it was more about trying to get the words down (and out of my head) than connecting with and/or helping others. That came later as a much-appreciated perk!”

Meg from BBH With MS loves the connection that she has made through blogging: “Not only do I have some absolutely amazing friends that I have met as a result of them reading my blog and reaching out, but I have also connected with so many other advocates. It has provided me with an amazing community of people to learn from and lean upon when needed.”

 

Have wheelchair, Will travel

Have Wheelchair Will Travel is a great website for disabled people and carers to check out if they’re planning on arranging a holiday. This Sydney-based family share tips that they have discovered whilst travelling with their son, BJ, who is 22 and has cerebral palsy. With posts split into categories, it is easy to navigate your way around the blog to find the information that you need, from travel insurance tips to guide on airline policies with wheelchairs.

 

Dan and Jennifer Digmann

“When we both were first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, it was really difficult to find many positive voices on the internet that addressed living with MS. Everything seemed so negative and defeated that it was hard to have any hope for our future with this chronic progressive disease. After we got married, we wanted to be one of those positive voices for others living with MS or other chronic conditions — a man and a woman, both living with MS — making the most of living life to the fullest, in spite of their shared disease. We aren't out to sugar-coat the harsh realities of life with MS, rather we hope to empower other people to help them move forward.”

“It's great having a platform, our blog, to share our stories of anger, frustrations and happiness, and to give a safe space for people to share stories of theirs with us. Such a platform helps to remind us all that we're not facing this disease alone and it gives us insights to help each other to live our best lives. We often say that we're going to keep blogging about MS so much that people will cure the disease just to shut us up. But they haven’t cured it yet, so we're still blogging!”

 

Different Dream

“I started Different Dream before my first book, A Different Dream for My Child, for parents of children with special needs was published in August of 2009. The blog was a way to promote the book and the other 4, soon to be 5, books I’ve written for caregivers and the special needs community. It’s evolved into a place for guest bloggers, most of whom are parents of children with special needs, to feature their writing. It also features books published by authors connected to special needs and disabilities in some way.

“When our son was born with special needs in 1982, I longed to talk to other parents in similar circumstances. I am grateful for how the internet connects parents locally, nationally, and globally. I enjoy connecting with other parents and hearing their stories. I also enjoy hearing from parents who found answers to issues they struggle with or how-to ideas that simplify their caregiving duties.”

 

Steph’s Two Girls

Steph’s Two Girls was born after her youngest daughters’ diagnosis of a strain of Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance. Her posts follow the journey both of her children, Sasha and Tamsin, have had since 2010, whilst offering resources for those who work with children with the condition, and parents of those who are going through similar things.

 

Enjoying the Ride

“I enjoyed writing in my youth”, says Mitch from Enjoying the Ride, “but my professional career took precedence until, at the age of 45, I found myself sitting at home all day, in a wheelchair. It was then that I rediscovered my passion for writing, and I had been handed a perfect subject matter – living a contented life as a disabled person. Soon after my initial blog posts, I began connecting with folks who benefited from my writing and whose stories profoundly affected me. I haven't stopped blogging since.

“My favourite thing about blogging is the connections. Although I spend most of each day by myself, I am not alone. I have built meaningful friendships with individuals all over the world who share my challenges. And each day, it seems, I meet someone new, and I am drawn into their life story. I don't know how I would carry on without this support network.”

 

Girl With MS

Caroline from Girl With MS is a Certified Life Coach, motivational speaker, journalist and patient expert living with Multiple Sclerosis. On her blog, you can find topics covered such as scientific research, tips for those that are newly diagnosed, help to support your emotional wellbeing and diet plans to help you manage symptoms, all of which can be really useful for those who have recently been diagnosed with the condition.

 

Rexy Edventures

“Other than a love for writing about my adventures, I started my blog out of pure laziness! I didn’t want to spend most of my time writing individual emails to the same people while I was travelling so I set up Rexy Edventures so everyone could follow my travels abroad. However, I was inspired by many travel bloggers at the time and I thought it was a fantastic way to have a record.”

“My favourite thing about blogging is engaging with my audience. I love receiving emails, tweets and messages from people who have been inspired by my adventures. Over time, Rexy Edventures has become a place where I can discuss my adventures and unexpected activities at each destination! I still talk about deaf travel, but I now have set up another blog called the Deaf Traveller to focus on deaf travel in more detail.”

 

 

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