Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?

As a psychologist who studies the way we learn and think about disability, I’m often pondering how we can better prepare kids to be inclusive and accepting. I’ve thought more about this in the last couple of weeks after reading accounts from one of my favorite Instagram accounts AbleismIsTrash. Her young daughter experienced a brokenContinue reading “Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?”

How to Talk to Your Kids About Disability

After my diagnosis, family and friends often asked me when I will have a conversation with my children about my disability. I realized there was no perfect timing. I tried to figure out how to make such a complex subject easy for a kid to understand.  At the onset of my disability, I decided toContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Kids About Disability”