Since I started writing this column last October, I have been frequently bombarded with questions, from my inner circle and from strangers over email. I try my best to address whatever comes my way, in the best way I know how, but it's not always easy. It can be uncomfortable to make yourself so vulnerable, but it's an important topic that I feel needs to be discussed. Recently, a friend and I were bored at home on a rainy day, flicking through Netflix looking for something to kill the time.
Dating Someone with Cerebral Palsy: Everything You Need to Know
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Jump to navigation. As a child with Cerebral Palsy grows into an adult, the world of dating may seem to have as many thorns as a rose. The good news is those with Cerebral Palsy seeking relationships not only date, they find love, start families, and live happily ever after. But for too many people with disabilities, February 14 can be a time to focus on what one does not have. Many individuals with special needs — especially those that are young — wonder if wading into the dating pool is an option. For most teens, dating is a turning of the page; a large and transformative part of the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Tips to Make Dating with Cerebral Palsy Less Intimidating
Thousands of parents learn their child has cerebral palsy each year. Fortunately, there are many support groups that offer encouragement, hope and healing. Many families affected by cerebral palsy find that joining a support group can be incredibly beneficial. Organizations that offer emotional, medical and financial support are great ways to help parents feel like they are not alone in this fight. Whether families attend a local meet-up or join an online group for CP parents, support organizations instill an important sense of comfort and community.
Finding reliable and useful resources on cerebral palsy can be a bit of a struggle. Here are five favourites—in no particular order—that you might find useful. Though you can easily get lost among all the information on the internet, there are some terrific websites out there that will give you the latest news and information within the field of cerebral palsy CP. Some even have newsletters that will drop in your inbox on a regular basis, making sure that you stay updated—for free.