Book Review: I have no secrets by Penny Joelson

Genre: Teen/Ya Rating: 5/5 Plot: Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to … Continue reading Book Review: I have no secrets by Penny Joelson

News in the disabled community: Staff ‘refused to let a severely autistic boy, 15, onto a Ryanair flight from Alicante after trying to charge his family a £25 carry-on fee for the teenager’s comfort doll’

This is ridiculous, nothing shows me with this airline. They are an utter farce. This poor family, not to mention how they ridiculed him in front of other passengers. Travelling with a disability is hard enough. Don't make it harder. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6972105/Ryanair-tried-charge-autistic-boy-25-fee-comfort-doll.html Well done Jet2 for stepping up to the plate. Compassion for disabled people and … Continue reading News in the disabled community: Staff ‘refused to let a severely autistic boy, 15, onto a Ryanair flight from Alicante after trying to charge his family a £25 carry-on fee for the teenager’s comfort doll’

News in the disabled community: The Forgotten Children of Romania (WATCH)

Watching this documentary on Channel 5 about finding a home for Romanian disabled children and I'm not ashamed to say I'm crying! So grateful I live in the UK and have fantastic care and facilities, unlike these children through no fault of their own. END INSTITUTIONALISATION! Everybody has a right to a good quality of … Continue reading News in the disabled community: The Forgotten Children of Romania (WATCH)

My Disability and Me: The Head Teachers Award (Written In 2012)

Remember in one of my early posts when my ickle blog just had 12 readers? I did a post about an award I had received at school. ‘The headteacher's award’ for sticking up for my rights as a disabled student in 2012? Well, he’s had to write a letter for my Record of achievement (what … Continue reading My Disability and Me: The Head Teachers Award (Written In 2012)