She’s at the Head of the Class with iLevel Technology

She is a mother, a professor and a strong disabled woman. These are just some of the roles that Dr. Kara Ayers has embraced. Although she has many interests, Kara is most passionate about disability advocacy. She believes that all individuals with disabilities must have access to healthcare and the equipment they need to liveContinue reading “She’s at the Head of the Class with iLevel Technology”

How My Love for Sewing Empowers Me

Sewing is something that has always been an interest of mine from a very young age. Almost everyone on my mother’s side of the family sewed or use to sew, at some point. I remember seeing both my aunt and my mother use my great grandmother’s old sewing machine. I believe that was the firstContinue reading “How My Love for Sewing Empowers Me”

How My Disability Affected My Holiday Plans This Year

The holidays are my favorite time of year. I love decorating, shopping for others and celebrating my family traditions, but my health had other plans this year. When I think about how my disability (cerebral palsy) impacts my everyday life, I often focus on the external barriers, such as inaccessibility and society’s view of disabilityContinue reading “How My Disability Affected My Holiday Plans This Year”

Taking a Look Back on My 2021 Resolutions

In early January, I told you about how much I love setting New Year’s Resolutions and some resolutions that I really enjoyed. My resolutions are usually measurable goals that I strive to accomplish throughout the year. I set goals in different categories, such as personal, professional, financial, and even joint resolutions that I share with myContinue reading “Taking a Look Back on My 2021 Resolutions”

Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community

I was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of five. It continues to take from me. I cannot walk and the strength in my arms has decreased rapidly. Society’s gaze on the disabled has made the life of many even harder. I believe that members of the disabled community should have equal rights.Continue reading “Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community”

How to be Your Own Self Advocate

I am an employment specialist who supports people with disabilities. The number one skill I work on with consumers is self advocacy. Self advocacy is speaking up for yourself. It means having the ability and information to get what you want or need to be successful. It’s understanding what rights you have, who can assistContinue reading “How to be Your Own Self Advocate”

What I Am Most Thankful for This Year

These past almost two years have been pretty rough for everyone but for me, this year was especially challenging. As the end of the year nears, instead of focusing on all the negative things that have affected me and many others, I wanted to talk about some of the things that have had a positiveContinue reading “What I Am Most Thankful for This Year”

How to Understand Invisible Disabilities

I have noticed lately that people talk about two categories of disabilities: visible and invisible. Because I use a power wheelchair, my mobility disability is obviously visible. I also have known for a long time that I have an invisible disability called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. But are so-called invisible disabilities really invisible,Continue reading “How to Understand Invisible Disabilities”

Tips to Simplify Your Life When Living with a Disability

If you have a disability and use a wheelchair, your life is probably not the easiest. if you’re like me, every single day can present a new challenge or a new adventure. Sometimes, the world can just seem like it’s coming after you. You feel like no matter what you try to do to makeContinue reading “Tips to Simplify Your Life When Living with a Disability”

21 Things I’m Thankful for in 2021

As Thanksgiving approaches, I reflecting on all the things I am thankful for. While 2021 was certainly better than 2020 for the world, we still haven’t fully recovered from the global pandemic. Nonetheless, I have so many things to be thankful for, so here’s my 21 things I’m thankful for in 2021. My husband. WeContinue reading “21 Things I’m Thankful for in 2021”