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Living independently

I employ a team of personal assistants who support me 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  Each team member works with me on a 1-1 basis, and at times I need 2 assistants particularly for travel and sport. The relationship between me and each assistant is a...

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Reverse engineering life

For me ‘the time it takes is the time it takes’.  What I mean by this is that I cannot dress any more quickly and I cannot eat any more quickly. This means I use a concept called reverse engineering life. Most people can take short cuts if they are...

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Beth Moulam, Boccia competition, on court with sports assistant

BOCCIA & TEAM WORK: No communication allowed

Boccia is a Paralympic sport, and like all sports governed by strict rules.  It is a target game played indoors by individuals and pairs or teams, accuracy and tactics matter when there is a match to be won. Athletes are classified into groups to ensure there is a level playing...

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Thinking time or a mind blank?

Do you ever get asked a question and like me feel put on the spot and react like the ‘rabbit in the headlights’?  I always thought this was something to do with the way my brain works.  But talking to others maybe it is a more common phenomenon than I...

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AAC, video conferencing and communication partners

Due to the pandemic I have been doing a lot of video conferencing with people I normally see in person. In face to face conversations some people understand my speech, and for spontaneity and speed my personal assistant often repeats what I’ve said verbatim. When I use my communication aid...

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Beth Moulam with cerebral palsy, wearing green. Augmentative and Alternative Communication user, AAC, deaf

Being kind to myself

Like so many people I’ve found the last few weeks have been different to anything I have ever experienced.  It’s been a time full of highs and lows, with a lot in the middle.  At the beginning of the pandemic I don’t think anyone thought we would still be at...

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beth moulam, cerebral palsy, boccia

Everything is possible

My disability does not define me, however, it definitely defines how some people see me. Just like others I am successfully navigating my life, striving to achieve the best I can. Others may see me as having cerebral palsy, using a power chair, needing an electronic communication aid, wearing hearing...

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