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Shannon

Hi.

Now you might be thinking why bother read my blog? But my blog covers a range of topics. I have Cerebral Palsy, am a book nerd, a writer and a student and so this is what my blog covers. Not only that, the disability side of my blog highlights that my disability doesn't mke me who I am, it is just a part of me.

Bearing Disability: Get a Driving Licence with a Disability

Are you, or someone you know, learning to drive for the first time but have a disability? This post discusses the issues with getting a provisional licence if you are a first-time driver, tells you a way to get out of the loop of “you need a licence to be assessed and you need an assessment for a licence.” It also describes what you can expect at the assessment centre and where to go from there.

A Guide to Choosing a University using UCAS

Picking a University is a daunting and scary task. Most students will only be 17, so for many, it will be the first time choosing something this big. I’m not going to lie. It is best if you start this in your first year of college or sixth […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award — A Blogging Chain

Little Sea Bear has just had it’s first birthday a little under 2 weeks ago. Over that time, the site has grown and developed along with me.  It has now been nominated to participate in the chain blogging exercise known as The Sunshine Blogger Award. The Sunshine Blogger Award […]

Bearing Disability: Cerebral Palsy Changing Seasons

One thing I have noticed over the years is that as someone with Cerebral Palsy, I don’t do well in heat. And I suffer in cold.

My type of Cerebral Palsy is know as Right Hemiplegia. This means that my right side is affected and is prone to ache at random times in my life for unknown periods of time (I’ve had pain for three weeks at the time I am writing this post). However, it differs on the temperature front too.

This post is my experience with the changing temperatures with the seasons. Something I have not really seen talk about much in terms of disability.

Applying for PIP Our Experience Part 1 | Reblog

Today, I was going to post an update on my Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) along with my decision to apply to the PIP tribunal. I have written it all ou. I explain that I have only been awarded 8 points in Daily Living after the MR appeal. After reading […]

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Bearing Disability: The Blue Badge Scheme

This post will discuss two Blue Badge related topics. The first topic is the changes to the Blue Badge Scheme that are due to take place in 2019—which will include the current eligibility, the proposed eligibility and what the changes mean. The second topic is about how the system […]

Disability Bearing Transport

The Problems with Public Transport Personally, I try and avoid public transport if I can help it. You never know what you are going to get from one minute to the next. At least—you don’t if you live in the United Kingdom. So far, I have travelled to […]

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