Today I’m going to the Disability Expo here in Toronto and I’m wild excited. I am looking forward to this for a variety of reasons:

I work with people who have disabilities and I think I’m responsible for keeping up on what’s out there to assist me people with mobility, with communication, with having fun. Devises themselves can have an important meaning: Wow, a devise that enables skating for people with wheelchairs to skate. Wait?? What?? Skating? Disability? WTF? Yep devises have messages.

I’m also excited because I spend most of my days being ‘the only one’ … the only wheelchair user in the mall, in the grocery store, in the movie theatre, in the gym … in the virtually everywhere. Even with the friendliness and even with a welcoming attitude, I’m still the only one.

Now I’m going to a place where there will be others, like me, rolling around, or making their way around using whatever they need for mobility or for processing the place to get around.

I won’t be alone.

I won’t be the only one.

So, I’m getting ready to dive into the disability gene pool for a few laps. And I can’t tell you how nice that’s gonna feel.

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