Archive for the ‘Disabiity’ Category

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Filmmaker Suri Ellerton, Her EDS Journey & New Film Highlighting The Challenges Of Disabled Parents

Posted on June 30, 2023

Suri Ellerton is a filmmaker, has three children, and lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and various comorbid conditions. In this interview with Chronic Pain Partners’ Karina Sturm, Ellerton shares her EDS journey, what it means to be a disabled parent, and how her own experiences relate to her latest film project, “The Game.”  Sturm: Hi, Suri! […]

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Transportation Can Present Obstacles for the Disabled

Posted on July 22, 2013

Transportation is difficult for the disabled in all countries.  Disabled people should be given more of a right to the roads than they are. Written by ADAM LUKE Cambridge News.co.uk Picture by Warren Gunn “Daredevil Ian Broughall made national headlines last week after police stopped him as he drove his 9mph disability vehicle along the busy […]

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Ehlers-Danlos & the “Spoon Theory” get attention on BBC News

Posted on June 21, 2013

Many EDSers use the “Spoon Theory” to explain their fatigue and limitations due to the acute-chronic pain cycle.  BBC  News presents a series on “insights into disabled life” which shares the “Spoon Theory” with the public audience.  We hope this will increase awareness & understanding of  the compromises we EDSers must make to manage Ehlers-Danlos […]

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Hannah’s Cartoons Improve Communication

Posted on May 18, 2013

Hannah spreads EDS awareness through her creative cartoons. Her Stickman booklets and information cards have enlightened and entertained many readers. They have provided an alternative way for EDSers to express their needs. “Hannah was diagnosed with HMS aged 24, having been symptomatic all her life. She did well in school and university, but a year […]

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Explaining Disability​ – Part of What Makes Us Disabled

Posted on January 23, 2013

Author: Jonathan  Rodis President-Massachusetts  Chapter of the National Marfan Foundation Head-EDS Massachusetts  and New England Support Group       “I wanted to share with you something I wrote to  help everyone understand what it is like to be disabled, what it is like to  have an invisible disability, what to do if you find […]

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