Posted by Emily Block | 3 comments

Happy Halloween!

I know I haven't updated this in forever, but I will do it someday!

In the meantime, happy belated Halloween!  My wheelchair is dressed as a Sir...




3 comments:

  1. Hey Emily! I just found your blog and I would love to contact you if possible! Do you have an email address through which I could reach you? I have cerebral palsy and would like to go to grad school (possibly to Tufts!) to study occupational therapy...I would love, love, love to talk to you about your experiences as a person with a disability who is pursuing OT as a career!

    Thanks! :-)

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  2. Hi Emily! My name is Genna and I am also disabled and a travel lover, the US I can do on my own, but can you tell me some of your secrets to traveling abroad? I've been and there has been no access many places, no curb cuts, no ramps, no accessible public transportation. How do you do it? Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated- you are an inspiration and keep living the dream!

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    1. I found pretty much anywhere to be accessible if you use a loose definition of the term, are creative, and don't mind people lifting you or your chair. :0) People all over the world are extremely helpful. No curb cuts or ramps? No worries, this stranger turned friend will help carry my chair. Tired of pushing? There was never any shortage of people who wanted to help push. No wheelchair lift on the bus? No worries, literally the whole busload of people will make sure I get on that bus, even if it means they run a bit late and have to carry me and my chair on. In some ways, I found less traditionally accessible places to be more accessible due to people's attitudes and willingness to help. You do have to kind of jump in, have a bit of faith, and hope for the best. But I was never disappointed with that strategy.

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