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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!
Age & Diagnosis (if noted)
Lydia X. Z. Brown is a writer, dreamer, activist/organizer, and speaker/educator.
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.
The Autistic Me
By C.S. Wyatt, Ph.D. and activist who posts about his life and thoughts in a well-composed style.
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.
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.
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.
Through My Eyes, My Life with Cerebral Palsy
Laura Forde offers concise and uplifting advice on her Cerebral Palsy and other topics.
The Squeaky Wheelchair
Delivers passionate and interesting perspectives with a striking sense of humour.
Positive Thinking & ADHD
Bryan Hutchinson offers both humorous posts and quick advice.
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
April Otwell’s Blog
Posts about life events in the context of her spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury
Back on Track
Russell Dawkins posts his daily experiences living with his condition and updates frequently.
Spinal Cord Injury
Kara Swanson’s Brain Injury Blog
Longform posts about her life with a brain injury and the ways she has to compensate.
Life of John
Provides thoughtful answers to questions about living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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.
Ouch: Disability Talk
"A lively and sometimes surprising" weekly podcast by BBC journalists with disabilities.
Physical Disabilities and Mental Health Issues
Completed by William Murrill, Youth@Work student in July 2016
Last updated by Amina Aumeer, a Family Resouce Centre volunteer in August 2018