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We have a winner! Now what????

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the official debut of the Abler. With all the media coverage this election is bringing, One of the mains topics I see being highlighted is that of the rights of the disabled community. And while I am happy to see a discussion being formed amongst the public, even with the recently coined #cripthevote 2016 gaining recognition in social media. The real question I have is what happens after? What happens when the election is over, and we have our new president? Will we slowly be put on the shelf again? Because that's be honest, the issues we face in the disabled world on a daily basis, v.s. the many global issues we're facing right now, are pretty big, intense, and scary. While time will only tell what our new president will do as far as reaching out to us when it comes time for he or she to put action behind their words. With that being said, an idea came to me recently. What if our next President Of The United states, put together a boar…

Welcome!

My name is Jessica, I am 34 years old. I am An inspiring poet and writer. My two passions in life have always been the creative arts and people, I also consider myself to be an advocate for people with disabilities, both visible and invisible. Being wheelchair bound by Spastic Cerebral Palsy since the age of four. I grew up in the special education system, and once I turned 18 years old and began to move into the "real world" the shift in services that the state provides to you as a child v.s. the services you have to choose from going into adulthood is very wide; too wide in my opinion. Which brings me to why I wanted to start this blog. While I respect all the information, and resources that is readily available for children with disabilities, the little to no services to help them transition into adulthood once they reach the legal age of 18 is extremely frustrating. It is my hope that with this blog, I can reach out to people in both the visible and invisible…