The definition of disabled

I am busy busy busy right now. So busy that I had to put blogging on the back burner today – sorry. BUT I am only doing this so I can get a few things in order on my end of the blog. I’m working on new pages and fun little updates.

I am also working my booty off getting together the items I need to make Mia her sensory nook I mentioned this idea briefly in my last post. And actually it’s more like TWO sensory nooks. I don’t want to divulge any more information about them at this point other than to say one will be muted and the other will be a complete sensory experience. (I will explain the why’s and how’s of this in another post.)

It’s going to be amazing. Not to brag but, my creative abilities and good eye for what Mia likes and needs coupled with Roger’s ridiculously bad-ass ability to create/build things out of any medium – wood, metal, etc. he really is an artist with it –  we just literally can’t fail. Well, at least that’s my hope anyway!

I am beyond excited about this, and when we actually do it I will write a detailed post about it – maybe even more than one. And, I will definitely post “before and after photos” of her room. And, depending on Roger’s mood while we are doing it I might even take pictures to make a little tutorial or how-to post about it.

 

But today I have something more important that I want you to watch and think about. It’s another “Ted Talk” this time by Aimee Mullins on the definition of “disabled”. I love Ted Talks they’re one of the things I’m thankful for. And, I particularly love this one. 

So, open your mind. Sit back. Hit play. Watch. Listen. Learn. And change your thinking.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “The definition of disabled

  1. Powerful , interesting and so basic , do not tell someone they cannot! I once heard someone say ‘ if you take away hope you take away everything ‘ for this we must always stand behind those who need our support..Give to one another a hand and stand back and watch..Love this, thank you Kimberly.

  2. Hi Kimberly! I have not hAd the chance to watch this yet, but I promise I will. I wanted to offer you some suggestions for your sensory nook(s). Let me preface this by telling you I am a sharer, an offerer of unsolicited advice, I do this because I am compelled not because I expect you to use it or that you must do it. I have learned a lot from others and like to share too. Anyway, if your up for it or need ideas check out Fun and Function. It’s a therapy catalog run by an OT. There sensory stuff is creative, unique and less expensive. I am a huge fan of their creative weighted clothing (weighted princess skirts). Also you mentioned Roger is helping in a DIY aspect. There is a blog: http://www.playathomemom3.blogspot.comthey have some really cool DIY sensory stuff & really cool stuff in general. It sounds like your up to your ears, so if you don’t need any new ideas please feel free to ignore these suggestions, but if you need some help, please check them out. PS sensory rooms/areas are one of the best parts of being an OT. Kudos to you for doing this for Mia, she is one lucky lady!!

    • Noo I’m sooo glad that you gave me some places to find these things and gather ideas from. I know pretty much what I want without knowing what particular items I want to put in there, or where to get them for that matter – if that makes any sense at all. Is the “Fun and Function” catalog anyway related to the book “Fun and Function for the child with sensory processing disorder” (that might not be the exact title but it’s definitely fun and function something..haha) because if so I own that book and I LOVE it. And, on a side note, I had actually originally ended this post asking for ideas for her sensory nook but I edited it out because it really didn’t fit properly. I’m so glad you offered them up anyway!! 🙂 You’re the best!

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