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Voice Dream–The reading app that just saved us $2700.00

After more than two years of observing how Maya sees and reads, and almost pulling the trigger on a $3000.00 desktop magnifier/CCTV, we found an app called Voice Dream that addresses Maya’s visual processing and tracking needs!! Woohoo!! This was after a process that included lots of internet research, app trials, device trials and homemade tricks and tips…

O-R-E-O cookie milestone!

This afternoon Maya called me from the other room and asked me to come watch her do something. She was all smiles and she showed me that she is finally able to twist Oreo cookies apart. I would say that is definitely a cool childhood milestone but perhaps one I wasn’t expecting and one I…

Wheelchair users are not all the same

  Perhaps it seems obvious but wheelchair users are individuals with a diversity of feelings, perspectives and ideas. This still holds true for wheelchair users who have CP too. No matter what commonality you can wrap around a group of people it is still important to honor and acknowledge them as individuals.  This point was…

Insomnia affects the entire family

Maya has always had insomnia and for a diversity of reasons. When she was an infant my husband and I took turns sleeping with her in a recliner at night for six months because she was so uncomfortable laying down in her crib. Now at the age of nine (almost) her sleep patterns have improved greatly from waking…

CP NOW a new 501c3—Our next step

  It’s been almost four years since I started CP Daily Living. I never imagined that my idea for creating a small resource about cerebral palsy would evolve as it has, into an international hub of information, collaboration, and support. Many of you have sent me touching letters and offered comments of encouragement that have…