I have a disability called cerebral palsy and I am in a wheelchair I was also in chronic pain for 10 years. The pain is much better now and I am a very happy person looking to help others cope effectively with disabilities, health problems and the difficulties of life. I'm also always looking for new ways to use my knowledge of technology to raise disability awareness and work together with other people to accomplish that. I have created and maintained several websites for people with disabilities and health problems my two main sites are http://www.copingwithdisability.com/ my blog and http://www.disabilityresourceexchange.com/ a social network for the discussion of disability issues bringing together people with and without disabilities
Skills: these are areas where I have expertise and might be able to help others.
Needs: these are areas where I have questions and will be looking to learn from others.
BALANCE, BODY WORKS, COMMUNICATION, FURNITURE, INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES, MOBILITY, POSITIONING, RESOURCES, SENSORY SOLUTIONS, VESTIBULAR ORIENTATION, VISUAL MOTOR
The most valuable piece of advice I would offer to others regarding special needs.
never stop learning and do whatever you can to build a good support system around you.
What I hope to gain from My Special Needs Network
I hope to learn from others
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Hi Rudy - I'm doing well, and hope you are too! :)
I thought your article that I posted contained some very valuable information on devices to help people that others may not have been aware of. I'll be sure to sign up on your site as well, and I look forward to learning so much from you!
I hope you have a wonderful day too!
Hi Rudy! Thanks for your message! So glad that various therapies have helped you out over the years :) Thanks for sharing your website, it looks awesome. I'll have to check it out in more detail! I look forward to sharing and getting more ideas from others. Thanks for getting involved, great to get everyone's perspective on things! :o) Have a wonderful week!
So glad you stopped in to say hi. We love hearing from you. Saw that you were busy in twitter this morning. I read your post on your network and was shocked that any facility would keep the key to a wheelchair lift in another building. That is so insensitive.
Rudy, your story is an inspiration! Wow, we all have so much to learn from you. I have enjoyed exploring your social network www.disabilityresourceexchange.com and hope that you will enjoy this one as well. Keep in touch and let us know if you have ideas on how to improve our network. Be well.
Welcome to School Specialty’s Special Needs Network. We are pleased to have you join our professional network aimed at providing a secure atmosphere for therapists, teachers and parents of special needs children to interact, blog and share ideas. We look forward to meeting you, answering your questions, reading your insights and sharing the joy and challenges of treating, teaching and raising children with special needs. We are here for you, so please let us hear from you!