Cerebral Palsy

The Hidden Elements of My Disability

A few months ago I wrote a blog post on How My Physical Disability Can Be Perceived in which I kind of defended myself in saying I'm not always as complicated as I seem. I've mentioned on multiple occasions that I don't like the fact that when I say I did maths at college people… Continue reading The Hidden Elements of My Disability

Occupational Therapy Student

Reflecting on My First Year at University

As previously mentioned, I have now finished my first year at university so, seen as I mention university a lot throughout my posts I thought I'd reflect on my first year to give you some insight on my experiences this past year. But first, I'd just like to say how I can't believe that I… Continue reading Reflecting on My First Year at University

Cerebral Palsy

My Driving Journey So Far

Welcome to my driving blog post, despite saying that I wasn't going to write this post, 2 weeks later here I am... I've received a few comments saying that people would like to read this blog post as they find it very useful and insightful. Which made me think that, if I’d had read a… Continue reading My Driving Journey So Far

Cerebral Palsy

Having a Little and a Big Sister!

This blog is dedicated to my sister, best friend and the reason behind the name of my page, Matilda. As I have gone into occupational therapy and have got older, I am more aware that having a disability has an effect on other non-disabled siblings and I know that over the years my needs have… Continue reading Having a Little and a Big Sister!

Disability Rights

How My Physical Disability Can Be Perceived

As I am getting older, I am becoming more aware of the stereotypes that people make when initially meeting me. When it comes to stereotypes, I have mixed feelings, I don't hate the fact that I get judged because that's just part of life and everyone gets judged regardless of having a disability or not.… Continue reading How My Physical Disability Can Be Perceived

Cerebral Palsy

Saying No Is Not Always as Possible as It Seems

At the moment, I am on my placement and going on placement and getting into a new routine has been extremely difficult as my body is adjusting to a new body clock! Therefore, energy levels are low and fatigue is making more of an appearance! Due to this fatigue, at times I just get more… Continue reading Saying No Is Not Always as Possible as It Seems