More than 18,000 people signed her petition.
The Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open at Magalies Park Country Club is currently underway.
Fraternity brothers at Syracuse University face suspension or expulsion after being linked to a video showing the mock sexual assault of a disabled person.
I can honestly say that I've lost count of the number of times I have changed my son Brody's nappy in our car boot. Trying to shield him from passers-by, some of whom almost tut at the fact that I'm doing it. Like I want to be doing it.
Chances are you have come across someone with special educational needs. You might even have special needs yourself. It is
Beyond the costs, the amount of time and energy that families take to plan these special breaks with their children cannot be underestimated. Ensuring that the break meets the needs of a disabled child, as well as those of other family members can be tricky to say the least.
We became parents eleven weeks earlier than we should have, when Alice and Mary were born spontaneously at 29 weeks. We weren't allowed to hold them. They were rushed straight to NICU, where they remained for six weeks. About halfway through their stay, we were told Alice had PVL (Periventricular Leukomalacia) and that the chances were high for a future diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
That's not easy to come to terms with. I love Brody with all my heart and I know that everything happens for a reason. But sometimes I wish I knew what that reason was. No diagnosis means no prognosis after all. Still, having others to talk to who can relate really helps. It can make you feel less isolated in a world of unknowns.
My friend and I often joke that if we were entrepreneurial enough, we'd set up a store for the disabled community with an array of products at affordable prices. Someone is missing a trick! There are so many products not on store shelves that I know would sell! And why are we so often ripped off?
I believe that identifying with the term 'disabled' is a personal choice. But it is important to recognise that there is no right way to be disabled. The disabled community is diverse, as are the lives of those within it.