Understanding is the
first step to inclusion for people with disabilities

My Book

My friend Lisa and I co-authored an inspiring and informative book about our lives with Cerebral Palsy.

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PCA Course

To help disabled people to live independently, I created a course on how to hire and work with a personal care assistant.

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Blog & Newsletter

I cover topics such education, assistive technology, love, work, mental health, fitness, setting goals, and faith.

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My Talks

Through my speaking engagements, I drive disability awareness and inspire others to do the same.

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About Us

Our mission is to help those with disability live fuller lives by educating them.

Understanding is the first step to inclusion for people with disabilities. Our mission is to help those with disability live fuller lives by educating them, their parents, their community, and employers on what it means to live, or raise a child, with a disability. Chris Lenart, Founder of Disability Awareness, speaks to students, youth groups, faith-based institutions and the workplace to promote disability awareness. He co-authored the book, “They Said We Couldn’t,” about living with Cerebral Palsy.

My Book My Talks

My name is Chris Lenart, and I have Cerebral Palsy. When I was growing up, I felt like I had no one (outside of my wonderful parents) who could guide me through my struggles. I want to change that for the next generation. I started this website in 2015 to help people with disability — especially Cerebral Palsy — improve their quality of life and inspire them to reach their goals. The site has grown since then to include information of interest to parents, the community, caregivers and employers, among others. My life story was recently featured on Triumph, a show on the Catholic entertainment network Shalom World. I hope you’ll take a moment to

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Today, I am an author and public speaker who talks about my life with Cerebral Palsy. By sharing my story, I want to be an asset to society. My testimony is always from the heart. I would love to speak to your group or organization, telling my story of fighting for inclusion, overcoming my disability and raising awareness of the disabled in the community and workplace. People tell me they find my talks moving and inspiring — especially now, when there is so much divisiveness in our world. You can find out more about my talks and view testimonials at Chris Speaks. I am also happy to consult privately to organizations or individuals seeking to enhance accessibility and inclusion for people with disability.

Chris Lenart, Founder of Disability Awareness, 2020 graduate of Partners in Policymaking in Illinois, speaks to students, youth groups, faith-based institutions, and the workplace to promote disability awareness.


About Chris and Disability Awareness

Webinars Around the Country

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Parent's Corner

As we are slowly getting back to the new normal, I have to share a couple of thoughts about what happened over the last three months.

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People with Disability

For the severely physically disabled individual the inability to communicate can be both a terrifying and frustrating experience,

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Community Corner

Cerebral refers to the brain and Palsy refers to poor muscle control or weakness. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is not a disease,

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The United States is the land of opportunities for everybody. People can get their college degree or start their own business...

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Disability & Fait

Chris Lenart has written extensively on the subject of disability and faith. His hope is that by talking about faith and disability,

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Chris Lenart

E-Book • “They Said We Couldn’t”

The authors — both of whom have Cerebral Palsy — want parents to know that life with Cerebral Palsy is not hopeless, and can be really rewardin


Soft Cover • “They Said We Couldn’t”

In “They Said We Couldn’t”, co-authors Chris Lenart and Lisa Cesal have written a guide for living a full life with Cerebral Palsy.The author



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My Blog

“COVID-19 | UNICEF | Support Families and Children”

Recorded Live on Friday, March 27, 2020

Q&A with Dr. Fauci, who is on the task force for Coronavirus for the government. He answered many common questions about this deadly virus.

“Tips to Stay Healthy”

Recorded Live on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Wisconsin made a video for YouTube on how to stay healthy during this time with Coronavirus effecting people around the world.

“What is Social Distancing? How to Take Care of Yourself During COVID-19“

Recorded Live on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Society wants us to social distancing ourselves, but what does that mean exactly? How do we keep us and our love ones safe during this time.