Ability Online Blog

    We believe everyone has the potential to be great at something, but sometimes a person needs a little help discovering what that "something" is! That's where we come in. Ability Online takes the "dis" out of disability, encouraging our members to focus on their abilities - what they can do, not what they can't do. 

    Don't Dis My Ability Stiker

    As part of our Don't "dis" my ability initiative, we will be sharing the stories of our members who have chosen to focus on their abilities, allowing them to accomplish great things. Stories are posted on our blog, but we also invite people to send in their story to My Story or join the site and meet our role models and mentors and keep the conversation going.

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    Having mitochondrial complex one and four disease also made me immunocompromised and neutropenia. This limits me from participating in community based settings including volunteering for hospitals, but through a virtual program called Upopolis I became a mentor, ambassador and things developed over time. At the age of 19, I gathered research in resources for child life specialists and participated in speaking events answering questions about my experience being a paediatric patient.I developed a blog and over time learning from Khan Academy's entrepreneur courses (became a Khan Academy support advocate volunteer) and various free courses. I learned how entrepreneurship can impact the world. While I will never be a child life... read more
    Having mitochondrial complex one and four disease also made me immunocompromised and neutropenia. This limits me from participating in community based settings including volunteering for hospitals, but through a virtual program called Upopolis I became a mentor, ambassador and things developed over time. At the age of 19, I gathered research in resources for child life specialists and participated in speaking events answering questions about my experience being a paediatric patient.I developed a blog and over time learning from Khan Academy's entrepreneur courses (became a Khan Academy support advocate volunteer) and various free courses. I learned how entrepreneurship can impact the world. While I will never be a child life... read more
    Everyone’s personalities are unique; they are what set us apart from the millions of people we are with every day. Your character is what controls your response to a situation. For Jess Silver, being driven and discovering things have always been an important part of who she is. She was never isolated as a child. She didn’t like to be separated from or treated differently by others, even though she has cerebral palsy. Jess never let having a disability that affects her physically stop her and was always encouraged by her friends and family to do all that she wanted to. This translated into her passion for sports and love for athletes who continually train harder to achieve more athletically. Jess encountered many levels of ... read more
    Everyone’s personalities are unique; they are what set us apart from the millions of people we are with every day. Your character is what controls your response to a situation. For Jess Silver, being driven and discovering things have always been an important part of who she is. She was never isolated as a child. She didn’t like to be separated from or treated differently by others, even though she has cerebral palsy. Jess never let having a disability that affects her physically stop her and was always encouraged by her friends and family to do all that she wanted to. This translated into her passion for sports and love for athletes who continually train harder to achieve more athletically. Jess encountered many levels of ... read more
    Despite being medicated, having gone through therapy and many different alternatives, to say that I am free and clear of OCD would be a lie. This is a reality most people suffering from mental illness have to deal with. It isn’t like a cold that you may get over and over again, recovering in a couple weeks. It's with you everyday. We try to find tools to be able to manage our thoughts and feelings to get through it and make it as easy on us as possible. The thing is there's a silver lining to dealing with the illness’ that we have been given. In some respect or another it has given us skills others have not honed because they were not put or forced into a position where they had to. I developed a photographic memory by having to... read more
    Despite being medicated, having gone through therapy and many different alternatives, to say that I am free and clear of OCD would be a lie. This is a reality most people suffering from mental illness have to deal with. It isn’t like a cold that you may get over and over again, recovering in a couple weeks. It's with you everyday. We try to find tools to be able to manage our thoughts and feelings to get through it and make it as easy on us as possible. The thing is there's a silver lining to dealing with the illness’ that we have been given. In some respect or another it has given us skills others have not honed because they were not put or forced into a position where they had to. I developed a photographic memory by having to... read more
    Educate Kids About Identity TheftIt’s difficult to imagine that kids can become victims of identity theft. A study at the Carnegie Mellon Cylab indicated that children are 51 times more likely to be targeted by identity thieves than adults. Often, the unsuspecting victims find out that they have been victimized later when they start college, and begin applying for jobs or credit. Parents are the first ones to unearth that their kids are identity theft victims when they receive suspicious bills or receive a pre-approved credit card for their child.Protecting Children Under 5 YearsIf your kids are below 5 years and are not using the Internet, it is your responsibility to be extra vigilant when it comes to giving out their personal... read more
    Educate Kids About Identity TheftIt’s difficult to imagine that kids can become victims of identity theft. A study at the Carnegie Mellon Cylab indicated that children are 51 times more likely to be targeted by identity thieves than adults. Often, the unsuspecting victims find out that they have been victimized later when they start college, and begin applying for jobs or credit. Parents are the first ones to unearth that their kids are identity theft victims when they receive suspicious bills or receive a pre-approved credit card for their child.Protecting Children Under 5 YearsIf your kids are below 5 years and are not using the Internet, it is your responsibility to be extra vigilant when it comes to giving out their personal... read more
    I recently came across a post on beBee.com where the writer spoke of growing up in a world where he was not considered normal. As someone who has never wanted to be just like everyone else, I can honestly say that I understood what it is like to be different, but I have never felt like my idiosyncrasies made me abnormal.My son, who lives with a mild form of autism put together a short documentary where he questions the value and definition of normal. He feels perfectly normal, and why shouldn’t he, really? Normal is really a term that is used by ableists to describe anything that doesn’t fit their perception of what is right and good. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go around, so why would anyone not be considered right or... read more
    I recently came across a post on beBee.com where the writer spoke of growing up in a world where he was not considered normal. As someone who has never wanted to be just like everyone else, I can honestly say that I understood what it is like to be different, but I have never felt like my idiosyncrasies made me abnormal.My son, who lives with a mild form of autism put together a short documentary where he questions the value and definition of normal. He feels perfectly normal, and why shouldn’t he, really? Normal is really a term that is used by ableists to describe anything that doesn’t fit their perception of what is right and good. It takes all kinds of people to make the world go around, so why would anyone not be considered right or... read more

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