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Jordan Bone: My beautiful struggle

She’s a YouTube star, appeared in L’Oreal’s most recent campaign and now she’s written a book – but it hasn’t always been easy for Jordan Bone. In a…


What not to say to someone with IBD

Today (19 May) is World IBD Day – 24 hours dedicated to raising awareness of inflammatory bowel disease, a set of conditions which cause inflammation…


Dig It

Tim Rushby-Smith reflects on what he gets out of his garden – and encourages you to get out there and enjoy everything your own has to offer FILL…


Ten

April marked a very significant milestone for columnist Tim Rushby-Smith. Here, he looks back on a decade of spinal cord injury The first of April…


A pledge for our MPs

With the next General Election just six months away, Nicky Clark suggests how disabled people and carers can make sure they aren’t forgotten as the…


A friend remembered

Tim Rushby-Smith pays tribute to A, a friend he met online who helped and supported him in more ways than he could ever know… At the time…


A grand day out

Matt Davis reflects on the challenges and triumphs of days out when your child has autism… Family days out should be dreamy affairs, not the stuff of nightmares….


The trouble with labels

Tim Rushby-Smith explores the multifaceted nature of the term ‘disability’… Settling into a new area (in my case, in a new country) can be an intimidating process, especially if…


Nicky Clark: Let’s talk about sex

Carer and campaigner Nicky Clark reflects on issues of puberty, sexuality and disability, and the importance of supporting teenagers as they make the transition to adulthood. I…


Stranger alert

Awkward encounters and disability seem to go hand in hand when certain members of the public are involved. Emma Bowler recounts some of the stranger…


A new kind of holiday

A new voice at Enable, dad Matt Davis reflects on the changes to his holiday experience since his son Isaac was diagnosed with autism… This…


Driving Forwards

Ten years ago, I was 18 and about to leave school. I had just received my A-Level results and was at a party celebrating my…