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Be The Best You Possibly Can With a Disability

Welcome to Disability Awareness and my name is Chris Lenart. I started this site in 2015 to encourage people with physical disability to be the best they can. I have Cerebral Palsy and am nonverbal. How I communicate is with an iPad and a head pointer.

Since  I have CP, I write mostly about Cerebral Palsy, but most of the articles can be related to most other disabilities. I provide a lot of useful information about Cerebral Palsy for parents and family members who have kids with Cerebral Palsy. Physical disability is the main focus of this site.

My Public Speaking

I can be booked to speak to your group or organization, telling my story of overcoming my disabilities and raising awareness of the disabled. If you just want me to come and talk, that can be arranged too. To book an event or find out more information, click here.

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Me

I am Chris Lenart and I was born on June 7, 1969.
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Work

While I was working, I started a diversity group for employees who had a disability
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Education

The education that I received didn’t actually teach us much.
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College

I went on to college to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

I have a weekly newsletter. It is a great way to get to know me a little bit better. I write about something that I saw on the news related to disability. Sometimes I write something from my heart.

Many people struggle with Cerebral Palsy in today’s world. My goal at Disability Awareness is to provide individuals with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities with a voice. As I have Cerebral Palsy I understand the challenges, hardships, and hurdles one faces when living a life with a disability. I am here to provide quality information to help you become the best you possibly can while providing you with a support system you can always count on. Check out our blog section to see articles written for individuals with disabilities. Many people are looking for assistance with Cerebral Palsy. I am here to provide quality information to help you become the best you possibly can while providing you with a support system you can always count on. Check out my blog section to see articles written for individuals with disabilities.

I am passionate about helping families with kids with Cerebral Palsy because I know the struggles they face. But, families with a child who has another disability might have similar struggles. So I try to make my blog posts that everyone can benefit from.  I truly want to help parents with a child with Cerebral Palsy to not lose hope your child.

A Book for Parents – 2 Lives with CP

They Said We Couldn't is a title of about life with Cerebral Palsy

I co-authored a book with a friend about life with Cerebral Palsy. This book about our lives with CP really shows the good and the ugly parts with Cerebral Palsy. We touch upon a lot of sensitive issues like relationships, faith, and moving out on our own. Our book is for parents with a child with Cerebral Palsy and can be purchased here.

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Blog

We have a blog about different disability topics. Since we have Cerebral Palsy, we do talk a lot about CP.

YouTube

We have a YouTube channel since 2015 about disability awareness. We do a video on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Shop

We have an online store to sell our book and other items. Please check it out.

Real Success Stories

  • “If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no good blaming the world or expecting it to take pity on you. One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well."
  • Braun was born and raised in Winamac, Indiana. When he was six years old, doctors diagnosed him with muscular dystrophy. At the age of 15, he created a motorized wagon with his father to help him get around. Five years later, Braun created a motorized scooter, which he called the Tri-Wheeler, using various parts from his cousin’s farm.
  • Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a children's theater company at age seven; she was Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Her deafness never held her back. As an adult she said it so eloquently: "I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally."
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