It helps to know that you are not alone if you live with or care for someone with a disability. We have compiled a list of inspiring blogs and websites that offer support for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Read these eight blogs to get inspired:
You can’t afford to miss Carly Findlay, an award-winning writer, speaker and disability activist. A down-to-earth and thoughtful account of her experience living with Ichthyosis is provided by Carly. From bullying to chronic pain to supporting people with disabilities, her blog covers a wide range of everyday issues. Carly has also edited a book called Growing Up Disabled in Australia that features stories written by Australians with disabilities.
I have a wheelchair and will travel
When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we can travel again, you will definitely want to save this blog! Sydney’s mother and former travel consultant, Julie Jones, realized how challenging it is to go on a holiday with a child with cerebral palsy, so she started her own blog about disability travel. You can find helpful tips, accessible destinations, and recreational activities on her website. Those planning a staycation in Australia with a wheelchair will also find plenty of local information.
Kat is the owner and operator of Parker Myles: she is a single mother raising a child with Down syndrome. This blog features personal stories from parents of children with disabilities, fun photos, how-to parenting articles, and information on how to support and advocate for people with Down syndrome. Parker Myles also includes profiles of people with Down syndrome who have achieved incredible things.
A Mighty Force
It functions as a digital community, a media outlet, a publication, and a support group at the same time. Founded by Mike Porath, the website began as a blog A number of children have been diagnosed with disabilities. A supportive and safe community has grown up around the Mighty since then for people facing health challenges and their carers. A huge amount of information is available on the website from many contributors, and the articles can be searched by topic. Members can also share their own stories, ask questions, and receive advice from each other.
Founded by people with physical disabilities, for people with physical disabilities, the PDA is a national organization. As well as advocating for better accessibility, PDA runs a blog with stories from different people with disabilities. Discusses applying for NDIS home modifications, serving as an amputee in the military, wheelchair reviews, disability policies, and more.
The life of a blind girl
Holly is a 24-year-old university graduate from Yorkshire, UK. In addition to being registered blind, she suffers from Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Holly shares her experiences of living with vision impairment in a sighted world in Life of a Blind Girl. She explores relevant topics like accessibility, body image, studying with a disability, and how to maintain a positive outlook (as well as reviewing music concerts she attends!) with great insight and thoughtfulness.
Children with special needs are the focus of the first Australian magazine for parents, carers, and families. As well as looking great, it also provides a wealth of useful information on everything to do with raising a kid with a disability. All information and tips are presented in a positive and vibrant way. You may also be interested in the Source Kids blog, which is filled with inspiring opinion pieces and personal stories.
I am the Autism Dad
My blog title says it all: raising three children with autism as a single father. In 2010, Rob Gorski created a blog to cope with his situation. A decade later, the blog has become a helpful resource that provides support to the autism community. Rob’s writing is raw, honest, and open, and he has a lot of insights into what it’s like to be a full-time caregiver of kids with autism. Especially if you are a carer yourself, you can learn and be encouraged from his journey.