'My character flaws saved my son's life' By NERIDA LUCAS I’m stubborn, hard-headed, often quick tempered, assertive and pushy, not in a cut-in-line way, but pushy none the less. I’m awkward, have foot-in-mouth disease and tend to talk over the top of people, but only because I’m easily excited. I rub people up the wrong way and consistently give the wrong unflattering first impression. In the words of the famous rock star P!nk, I like to believe that: “I’m not a bitch, I’m... more
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Nerida Lucas is the director of the Axis Program and the author of Carer's Truth. She has three children, Calvin 11 years, Lewis 7 years and Bethany 10 months. She is dedicated to the aid of carers and enlightening the world of what it is like to live with, care for and love a person with disability and is passionate about lifting the veil of secrecy and misunderstanding that surrounds them by changing society's perceptions towards people with a disability and their families.
Nerida By NERIDA LUCAS There are many debates taking place at the moment between people with a disability and those without. These debates circle about with people to-and-fro’ing with their opinions and judgements. It’s great that the lines of communication are open but is any progress actually being made? Does stating our reactive emotions shake foundations? I’m not sure it does. I am an honest, realistic, practical person. So here it goes… Many people ask how to behave around a person with a... more