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Physical 29 25.22%
Mental 61 53.04%
Both 25 21.74%
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Re: What is your disability? - June 20th 2009, 01:28 AM

Juvenile Huntington's Disease it slowly takes all your abilities until it kills you within 10 years umm it kills your brain so it gives me a whole bunch of generic mental disorders along with all sorts of physical movement disorders n stuff
                   
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Re: What is your disability? - June 27th 2009, 02:16 PM

Really it's just mental but I am doing better right now; not great but better so hopefully one day I will be all better.
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Re: What is your disability? - July 9th 2009, 05:53 PM

ADHD
Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder
Reading disorder
Disorder of written expression
Math disorder
Depression
Generalized Anxiety disorder

I have a lot of labels!!


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Re: What is your disability? - July 9th 2009, 09:53 PM

Mostly mental. Not many physical..actually none physical unless you count that I broke my leg a while back. But I have OCD, depression, panic attacks and anger issues.


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Re: What is your disability? - July 10th 2009, 05:00 PM

im anosmiac (meaning no sense of smell) but i can taste.
and mental health issues, but i dont know whats classed as a 'disability'
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Re: What is your disability? - July 13th 2009, 03:11 AM

I have dyslexia. I just learn differently then everyone else, sometimes its really hard to find the right way for me to understand something, sometimes is takes a few try's. I am wonderful in english; I will be majoring in Journalism.. But I am horrible in math..it is my biggest weakness.
It's not that bad though, I have learned to live with it, I even joke about it sometimes with my friends lol.


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Re: What is your disability? - July 13th 2009, 09:47 PM

I don't really consider these disabilities but whatever...
anxiety disorder
asthma
ADD
bi polar
depression
OCD

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Re: What is your disability? - July 15th 2009, 06:02 PM

*joins the list of people who have asthma*
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Re: What is your disability? - July 16th 2009, 05:13 PM

mine is a bit of both
i have neurofibromatosis its more a disorder then a disablilty
its a genetic disorder that causes noncancerous tumors to grow on my nerves and under my skin and only surgery can remove these tumors
the pain is excurtiating at times and sometimes its to the point where im hospitalized, i am having a procudure donewhere iwill be having a spinal cord stimulator implanted it scrambles the pain signals and the signals are unable to reach the brain, i did the trail and it worked.
aside from that i had
A.D.D
Depression
Hip Dysplasia
and
Dyspnea
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Re: What is your disability? - July 16th 2009, 08:04 PM

Bi-Polar
Anxiety
Dyslexia
Arthritis
Alcohol Addiction
Restless Leg syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

That's all I know.. I know I had problems with speech/colours when I was younger. Some of my issues, are more noticeable then others.

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Re: What is your disability? - July 25th 2009, 07:46 PM

I have chronic fatigue syndrome
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Re: What is your disability? - July 26th 2009, 04:31 PM

Physical.

I was born with a blood disorder. It was highly expected that I wasn't going to live for more than a week or two max, however, an anonymous donor, who I will never know, but love, saved my life.

Because of this, my legs didn't do as they were meant to. But between grade 2-3 Summer holidays, I had the best time of my life ever, getting the disability cured.

Still to this day, my legs are 'underaged' since I was in a wheel chair for my first year of school. Before that and grade 1 and 2, I didn't do a whole lot of walking/running/etc.

But now I'm on the top of the world, and not letting my disability effect me. Been 11 years with no problem. Lovin' life. :]
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Re: What is your disability? - August 4th 2009, 09:11 PM

I was born completely blind (I was born premeaturely, I was born only at 22 weeks) I use a screen reader to use the computer, it is a program that takes what is on the screen and reads it aloud. I love using my screen reader and hate how some websites don't follow the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and the UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with disabilities (President Obama just signed this recently) These two pieces of legislation state that websites have to, or should be, accessible to screen readers and other assistive technology such as magnifyers. It's sad to know that when people create sites, they don't think of those that use other ways of viewing it, they think of design and visual stuff before they think of accessibility. (This is just my oppinion based on what I've noticed during my time of browsing the internet) It's not the creator of the websites fault or those that manage it, it's just they don't know that the site isn't fully accessible.


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Re: What is your disability? - August 5th 2009, 01:16 AM

Pre-Diabetes (Glucose Intolerant)
Mood Disorder


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Re: What is your disability? - August 17th 2009, 01:11 PM

Anxiety Disorder and Dysthymia Depression... But I'm not sure whether those are "disabilities" or not, they do sometimes affect my ability to function normally though, especially the Anxiety.



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Re: What is your disability? - August 17th 2009, 02:19 PM

Anxiety
Depression
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

I don't view these as disabilities. This is who I am
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Re: What is your disability? - August 18th 2009, 05:32 AM

Tourettes (if that's considered a disability) ADD (same) and some others that aren't severe enough to list.

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Re: What is your disability? - August 18th 2009, 07:32 PM

i have anxiety during the winter but it's not a everyday problem,it comes and goes.
i have dyspraxia,for those of you who don't know what that is, it's a learning disability that effects co ordination,memory,concentration,confidence, and loads of other things,it really does effect my life, school wouldn't believe anything was wrong with me, when i went to colege i got tested and they said i have dyspraxia. i also have a number learning disability but it's not been proven because colege doesn't do tests for it but the lady who tested me for dyspraxia said i do show signs of dyscalculus (the math disability) so i'm gonna get some hope hopefully.
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Re: What is your disability? - August 19th 2009, 01:01 AM

I have Spastic Cerebral Palsy. It mostly affects my legs. I have a difficult time running, jumping, and playing sports. I also have lack of balance and lose my balance while walking a lot.
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Re: What is your disability? - August 19th 2009, 04:55 AM

Aspergers syndrom. lovely disability.
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Re: What is your disability? - August 19th 2009, 04:17 PM

I dont count my mental health problems as a disibility. But I do have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, it's a pain in the butt.
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Re: What is your disability? - August 20th 2009, 06:22 PM

I'm nearsighted and I have severe depression and anxiety.


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Re: What is your disability? - August 23rd 2009, 06:28 PM

Depression is my worse...Im also bi polar... :[


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Re: What is your disability? - August 23rd 2009, 10:31 PM

Although controversial, I have ACS (Adopted Child Syndrome):

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Re: What is your disability? - August 26th 2009, 10:46 AM

Ive got scoliosis and aneamia..... I don't take it on though. But with scoliosis sometimes I feel a bit uncomfortable.
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Re: What is your disability? - August 27th 2009, 04:24 AM

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Aspergers syndrom. lovely disability.
me too. its get better as you get older though.


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Re: What is your disability? - August 27th 2009, 09:55 PM

I've always had asthma. I can't run more than 36 feet or so, without ending up completely winded. I have never been able to play very well at sports, I can't do the running.

Suits me fine, I don't like sports that much anyway! :-D
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