Author: Shari Cooper

Early Childhood Assessment Helps Make Life Better

It’s that time again, kiddos are going back to school. I mentioned in previous posts that due to a difficult birth, my parents were informed by doctors that there was a strong possibility I may have a disability. By them knowing this, they had me assessed at a young age. I truly believe if my... Read more »
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Loving My Community Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month, and I’m hyped. Although, I face many challenges as a person with a disability, I’m proud of myself and very proud to be a part of this unique community. In this case, the definition of pride is; the achievements of the those whom one is closely associated with, or from... Read more »
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Senior’s Happy Place

As the world turns, so does people’s age. Aging is a part of life, and just because it is, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a quality of life. Along with aging may come many challenges. One such challenge is Dementia, which will require people who poses empathy to bring forth special care to those who... Read more »
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Back Up Against The Wall

Unfortunately, the caregiver crisis is still alive, and well. Since my blog on this issue a few months ago, I know of at least one of my friends under the age of sixty who’s had to go into a nursing home. My friend was not ill, but instead, needed everyday care to live which includes,... Read more »
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My Put-In-Bay Adventure

Last weekend my favorite guy and I had a great adventure on the island of Put-In-Bay. I heard a lot about this unique island, so I decided to go see for myself what all the hype was about. Like with everywhere I go, I did my homework on activities, restaurants, and accessibility challenges that I... Read more »
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A Speech to Remember

Often, when you have a speech impairment or are non-verbal, people think you’re incompetent. I know this to be true because I have a speech impairment and have been fighting that stigma all my life.  In my current role as Public Relations Assistant, I give many presentations about the programs Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley offers... Read more »
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The Power Of Juneteenth

As an African American, I’m very proud to celebrate Juneteenth! Just to give you a little history of how Juneteenth came to be, President Abraham Lincoln originally freed slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation into law, January 1,1863. Unfortunately, some were not very happy.  No matter how much we try to ignore or not want... Read more »
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Toy Inclusion

I’m so happy because one of my fondest wishes is coming true, toy inclusion. For the last ten years or so, I’ve been blogging on how I wish there were more toys representing disability. It’s been a long time coming, but little by little, my dream is finally coming true. Since I last reported, there... Read more »
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FROM A VETERAN

Often, if you don’t know about someone’s struggle, you’re quick to assume. I love sharing awareness about my disability in hopes of opening people’s eyes of the beautiful differences that make up this world. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is something I know little about. Yes, I’ve heard of it, but until you hear and learn about... Read more »
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