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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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Boccia rules

Boccia has, and continues to be, a passion. After playing since I was 10 in 2016 I suddenly had to stop throwing.  This was caused by a combination of overheating when wearing skins for support (shorts, top and gauntlet) and finding after wearing them for years to play I could...

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Beth Moulam woman with cerebral palsy. Wears a purple sleeveless jacket. Sat in electric power chair, in front a communication aid, AAC device is mounted on a stand at the front of the chair.

2018: the year that will live long in my heart and my memories

Each year I think that this year is the best, nothing can beat it…..and yet…I know 2019 will be amazing before we really even start. 2018, is the year that will live long in my heart and my memories. January I unexpectedly had to move when my landlord sold the flat...

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