Being called an Olympian is in no way offensive... it is just not accurate, as I have never been to an Olympic Games. I wrote this article to try to help people understand why being called a Paralympian is so important. Using the correct term goes far beyond sport, it acknowledges the history of the … Continue reading Don’t Call Me An Olympian
Animal-Assisted Therapy is a term to describe treatment based on the incredible bond shared between humans and animals. The belief that humans could benefit from having a connection with animals on both a physical and psychological level has been around for centuries. Modern scientists are now researching this area with great interest to find evidence … Continue reading Healing with Animal-Assisted Therapy
For the first time in its' sixty year history, the Paralympic Games have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tokyo Games are rescheduled for August 24th to September 5th, 2021. This blog is a personal reflection on the events leading up to the decision to postpone the Paralympics. It was a difficult time … Continue reading Dreaming of Tokyo
I chose this topic so I could sit back on the couch at home with a bowl of popcorn and watch movies while calling it research. What better time to do so than now while the world is currently in lockdown due to Covid19. I reviewed 33 films that were focused on characters with disabilities. … Continue reading Celebrating Disability in Film
My second blog for Invacare Australia and New Zealand, explores the moral aspects of the question "Is it okay to use the accessible toliet when you don't have a disability?" I hope this blog will be a conversation starter and create a better understanding of bathroom modifications. In this blog I argue that without laws … Continue reading Accessible Toilet Etiquette
If you were wondering why I haven't posted a blog lately it is because I have been busy writing articles for Invacare Australia and New Zealand. A company which started in the late 1970s selling wheelchairs, that are today a global leader in the worldwide market for medical products and services used in the home. … Continue reading Toys With Disabilities – Creating A New Generation Of Awareness, Inclusion, And Understanding!