Judith Nitchie, CMT, LMFT

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Entries in Cerebral Palsy (3)

Wednesday
May252016

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Jeeja Ghosh was removed from her airplane seat because the pilot was 'uncomfortable' with a handicapped person travelling independently. Ghosh has studied abroad, travels, and makes her away around Kolkata on the crowded public bus system. Alone. She has Cerebral Palsy. 

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Saturday
Oct102015

What's the Message?

What's wrong with this picture?

 

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Sunday
Apr262015

How to Receive

Greg Walloch is an actor and a comedian. He has Cerebral Palsy and walks with two canes. Through his story telling and comedy, Walloch addresses situations that we can all imagine: navigating an airport, taking an acting workshop (maybe we can't all imagine that one), dating.  Sometimes ordinary tasks and activities are made more challenging because of his disability. Sometimes his abilities are thwarted by well-meaning but misguided strangers who create new obstacles.

In his story How to Receive he describes unexpected physical interference: a man tries to yank him up a broken escalator and an acting teacher becomes violent: "This woman is sitting right in front of me and she can't even see me."

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