Mehrnoush’s Scotiabank Challenge Story

Mehrnoush’s Challenge   “I had never met anyone with cerebral palsy, so when I came here [I was] so surprised, many people [are] like me,” Mehrnoush Izadi admitted over coffee at a café in the United Kingdom building, where the …
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Find your tribe: New support group for parents and caregivers of individuals with physical disabilities

By Sheila Sidambaram, CPABC member Are you a parent/caregiver of a physically challenged child? Do you need tips to advocate for your child? Need to share with someone facing similar challenges? Need to trade equipment? Need some support? Want to …
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Estate Planning for Your Relative with a Disability

Estate planning, when you have a son or daughter with a significant disability, can be a daunting task. While there are the usual considerations that you would likely make for any child, the disability creates other, additional factors that need …
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Yoga Helps 11-year-old with Cerebral Palsy

Cynthia Vallance speaks with pride about Abigayle, her 11-year-old daughter. “She’s a sprightly red-headed little doll,” Vallance said. “She is very social, very interactive, loves people.” Abbey Vallance also has cerebral palsy, and is prone to seizures. She is non-verbal, …
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