FAMILY TIPSHEET: Blogs by People with Disabilities

Please note: The information provided in this handout is for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement, or as a comprehensive resource list.

Hi, my name is William Murrill and I am a volunteer through the Youth@Work program.

There is a real surplus of "parent blogs" on the internet, but there is not enough visibility for blogs by people dealing with disabilities and speaking about those experiences themselves. To give those voices a signal boost, I carefully picked these blogs to cover a broad range of disabilities while also ensuring that each of them provided thoughtful and engaging content.

I found all of them to be quite interesting to read, and I hope you do too!

Blog Name

Age & Diagnosis (if noted)

Website

Autistic Hoya

Lydia X. Z. Brown is a writer, dreamer, activist/organizer, and speaker/educator.

Autism

https://www.autistichoya.com/

A Different Sort of Solitude

By David Preyde, writer and social justice advocate. David writes about the experience of having Autism in an informal and down-to-earth style.

Autism

https://differentsortofsolitude.wordpress.com/

The Autistic Me

By C.S. Wyatt, Ph.D. and activist who posts about his life and thoughts in a well-composed style.

Autism

http://theautisticme.blogspot.ca/

Yes, That Too

By Alyssa Hillary, “an Autistic graduate student, blogging about life, the universe, and everything, especially their life.” Alyssa’s opinions are as strong as her creative bent.

Autism

http://yesthattoo.blogspot.ca/

I’ll Do It Myself

Glenda Watson Hyatt shares her experiences living with Cerebral Palsy to motivate and inspire others. Glenda writes in a spirited style despite the limited ability of typing with only her left thumb.

Cerebral Palsy

http://www.doitmyselfblog.com/

Life as a Cerebral Palsy (CP) Student

Chloe Tear talks about her titular life as a Cerebral Palsy student in a frank and bubbly tone.

Cerebral Palsy

http://cpstudentblog.blogspot.ca/

Through My Eyes, My Life with Cerebral Palsy

Laura Forde offers concise and uplifting advice on her Cerebral Palsy and other topics.

Cerebral Palsy

http://lifeofthedifferentlyabled.com/

The Squeaky Wheelchair

Delivers passionate and interesting perspectives with a striking sense of humour.

Cerebral Palsy

http://thesqueakywheelchair.blogspot.ca/

Positive Thinking & ADHD

Bryan Hutchinson offers both humorous posts and quick advice.

ADHD

http://www.adderworld.com/blog1/

A Splintered Mind

Douglas R. Cooty talks about how he tries to overcome his depression and manage his Attention

Deficit disorder "with lots of humour and attitude."

ADHD and Depression

http://douglascootey.com/

April Otwell’s Blog

Posts about life events in the context of her spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

http://aprilotwell.weebly.com/my-blog/

Back on Track

Russell Dawkins posts his daily experiences living with his condition and updates frequently.

Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.russelldawkinsbackontrack.co.uk/about/

Kara Swanson’s Brain Injury Blog

Longform posts about her life with a brain injury and the ways she has to compensate.

Brain Injury

https://karaswanson.wordpress.com/

Life of John

Provides thoughtful answers to questions about living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy

http://johnrsf.blogspot.ca/

Of Battered Aspect

By activist Dave Hingsburger who titled his blog after the description of an fictional 18th century man’s wooden leg. Dave advocates for being an active participant in the world despite one’s disabilities.

Physical Disability

http://davehingsburger.blogspot.ca/2016/03/of-battered-aspect.html

Ouch: Disability Talk

"A lively and sometimes surprising" weekly podcast by BBC journalists with disabilities.

Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Issues

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02r6yqw


Completed by William Murrill, Youth@Work student in July 2016
Last updated by Amina Aumeer, a Family Resouce Centre volunteer in August 2018