Georgia Vine

Cerebral Palsy, Occupational Therapy and Blogging

  • I have lived experience of Cerebral Palsy which affects all 4 limbs and my speech (this being the short explanation of course).
  • I am a disabled activist and writer of the blog Not So Terrible Palsy which I have used to make sense of my journey as a disabled occupational therapy student and now qualified occupational therapist.
  • An ambassador for CP Teens UK. 
  • A founding member of AbleOTUK a support network for occupational therapists with lived experienced of disability.
  • Last month I was named a Rising Star in the #DisabilityPower100 publication. 

Access Presentation Here

Aim: 

The aim of the presentation is to address how blogging has allowed me to reflect on the ableism I have faced as a disabled occupational therapy graduate and how this has activated my desire to reach my full potential.

Objectives: 

1. The purpose of this session is to learn about my experiences from service user to practitioner.

2. To learn about the support mechanisms I used to enabled me to overcome both external and internal ableism. 

3. To identify the crucial role my disability plays in supporting my career in the profession. 

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