It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Fun*Run Time

It's ALREADY that time of year again: The ADAPT Fun*Run for Disability Rights is April 22nd 2012. Maryland's fundraising goal is $8,000 this year. Yes, that's right, $8,000

Donate $1! Donate $10! Donate $100! Donate $1,000! JUST DONATE so we can FREE OUR PEOPLE! I thank you very much for your support!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I Guess I was Screwed

Just a quick post. Last week I went to an appt at DORS (the local vocational rehabilitation peeps) which lead me to research more about the vision issues I was diagnosed with back in '91. These particular issues have a very high comorbidity rate with CP.

I learned 2 things. 1, that the category of conditions I have are called orthoptic conditions and that there are orthoptic specialists (orthoptists) that are different than eye doctors, and 2, that people with one of my particular orthoptic conditions (exotropia) have a rather big chance of also having a psyc diagnosis. Some researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that young adults diagnosed with exotropia as children are 3X more likely to have a psyc diagnoses then those who either have other orthoptic diagnoses or don't have any orthoptic conditions. Apparently I have comorbidities and risk factors all around...


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