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As well as being a freelance writer I am also a qualified counsellor and I work for a low cost counselling service in Exeter and for the NHS Gender Clinic also in Exeter.

Simultaneously, I work as a Disability Member of the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber sitting on disability benefit tribunals on an ad hoc basis.

As a writer I specialise in writing about disability and health.

My articles have been published in the Guardian, Times, OUCH! [BBC disability website], Disability Now, Broadcast, Lifestyle [Motability magazine], The Practising Midwife, 'Junior, Pregnancy & Baby', Writers' News, Able, Getting There [Transport for London magazine], Junior, Community Care, DPPi [Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International]. I have also had articles commissioned by Daily Mail.

For more information about me and for examples of my writing please see below.

If you would like me to write an article for your publication, about any aspect of disability, please do get in touch:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Disabled child vs non disabled child

Just downloading some photos of my two beautiful boys and it's very apparent now how Ben, who is 1 and non disabled, is on the cusp of being taller than Archie, who is 3 but has the same disability as me which ultimately means he will be short.

At the moment I'm sure their equality in size contributes to the way they already play together so well but I wonder how things will change when Ben starts to get bigger than Archie?

I'm sure they must currently present a strange phenomena for casual onlookers because Archie talks non-stop about absolutely anything in intricate detail and Ben is just about saying "baa" [for sheep], "roun and roun" [for Round and Round the garden] and dada [his favourite person]!

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