Little Sea Bear

Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

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Little Plastic Straw, Where Art Thou?

We live in a society that is growing conscious of the harm we do to this planet and how we can reduce it. And that’s great! We only have one planet. If this one goes down the drain we and our future children cannot decide to move to Mars or another galaxy far far away. We’re stuck here and it’s important that we are aware of that and look after […]

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Mobility – what does it mean?

This is the first of two posts about U.K disability benefits DLA (Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independent Plan). It is an article explaining what mobility is, the changes with PIP and what the benefit means to me. So what are DLA and PIP? They are very similar benefits, except PIP is harder to get, especially if you have a hidden disability such as Autism, Mental Health issues or […]

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DSA Assesment – my second journey

Hi guys, sorry for not posting on Friday and Sunday, I’ve been a little busy. Today’s post is about DSA. DSA is the abbreviation of Disabled Student Allowance. When I first started university, I had the DSA assessment and was given a bunch of equipment. Some helpful, some not so much, but appreciated all the same. My first year went successful (on the academic part, anyway). However, in second year I noticed […]

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Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

Originally posted on The Life of Sophie:
Ignorance and unacceptable attitudes of taxis drivers, extends into the cross-country train service and their customers. Having travelled to and from Southampton several times for university, I have realised there are a few problems with the Cross-Country train service. The first issue I noticed was with the assisted travel service at the stations.  Those who are disabled or have injuries use it when boarding the train. As instructed…

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Disability Education – My Educational Journey

Originally posted on The Life of Sophie:
As I try to explain to people again and again, the spectrum for Cerebral Palsy and for disability is so broad. Each disability is different to the next, and each disability is different in its self.?They affect children, young people and adults in different ways and to different degrees.? When I was four years old, my parents took me to an educational psychologist…

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The Arch-Enemy returns.

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I did some coursework, packed my stuff and went to the Christmas Party. My dad and I then travelled to my home in Birmingham. I wake up this morning, confronted by my arch-enemy: Snow. I’m grateful that my dad suggested that I came home last night and not on Saturday, which was the original plan because now I am safe indoors away from my […]

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Serving Food

I’m sitting here, deciding what to eat as I write this; probably not the best thing to do when you’re hungry. But it got me thinking about my kitchen stuff again and how I serve food when it is done. So this is a blog about the serving methods my family have helped me learn. Pasta & Vegetables This one was tricky for me at first. Certain pasta (any spaghetti-type […]

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Manchester

I am in my final year at the University of Derby and so have been looking at MA’s in Screenwriting. My lecturer recommended Manchester, saying that it had a good reputation for a new degree. I looked at other universities besides Derby and Manchester but didn’t find the others as interesting so I decided to go on a Master’s open day for Manchester and Derby. Manchester’s was this Wednesday. Dad and […]

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PHAB Camp

What is PHAB Camp? PHAB Camp is a charity that means a lot to me and I’ll never forget it. When I was sixteen, I was going through a difficult time and my school suggested that I took a week holiday over the summer with this charity. So I did.  That, at the time, was my longest stay away from home. PHAB Camp is a charity that takes disabled and able-bodied […]

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Adapted Driving

I’m not sure how easy it is st start to learning to drive in other countries work if you’re disabled. But starting to drive in the UK is a nuisance, or it is if you have a disability before you start to drive anyway. Why? In the UK, you can apply for a licence when you are sixteen years old – it sounds great when you know your friends can’t […]

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