How to deal or cope having a disabilty

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My life with a disabilty was and is hard for on a daily basis. Here is my story. I was born on August 16th, 1971. I grew up in Suffield CT. I was born prematurely and was in the hospital for a long time. As I was growing up, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. I had several operations and had lots of therapies.

I went to special schools growing up. When I entered my teen years, I got teased a lot because people would toment me, call me names, and imitate me. The ways that I would cope with this is that I would walk away and ignore the people or would stand up for myself.

Now as an adult, I still get the stares and get questions of why I walk the way I do, why my eyes look the way they do, and more. Well, here are some ways I cope and deal with my disability now as a 41 year old women.

If people ask me questions about my disability, I am open about my life, what happened to me growing, and how I got the disability. If I look around or doing things, people think that I am staring at them. I tell people that I am not staring at them, it is the way I look because I had a operation on my eyes plus other parts of my body.

So if you have a disability and do not know how to cope or deal with it, please share your life with me and can give you some insight about how I continue to cope and deal with my disability. I am willing to help you deal and cope with the disability and become a friend to you. Please understand that having a disabily is not easy for anyone. It was not easy for me growing up with cerebral palsy. I went through a lot but still living my life to the full. I am involved in church, have friends that care about me, have a family who supports me at whatever I do. I also had special people in my life who were there for advice, guidance, and support because without all those people, I would not be where I am today. You can deal and cope with your disability too and I can help you do it. Please don't be afraid, open up with your life, and help others that need the support about their disability

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