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The Loop Life Hacks: MC Wheels' Crib

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MC Wheels shows you around his modified and accessible crib.

Can I Ask You A Question: Who couldn't you live without?

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Who are those people in your life you just couldn't do without?

The Loop Life Hacks - India's Bed Hack

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India shares her hack for easy transfer from wheelchair to bed.

Can I Ask You A Question: How do you deal with so many inaccessible places?

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How do you manage when places aren't accessible? What impact does that have on you?

The Loop Voices: Tristam Peters: Powerchair Football Champion

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"Powerchair football is easily the greatest sport that's ever been invented." Tristram shares how his involvement in powerchair football has transformed his life.

The Loop Life Hacks: Meet "Slim"

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Tracey introduces us to her mate "Slim", who helps her with a range of tasks around the house.

Can I Ask You A Question: What are some practical things people can do to make your life easier?

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How can people help to make life easier for people living with neuromuscular conditions?

The Loop Voices: Meet Tristram Peters

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"When you're first diagnosed, the inclination is to wrap yourself in cotton wool, not to taken chances. But by taking risks, that's how we learn and adapt and become better people. We learn from our failures."

The Loop Life Hacks: Sarah's Car Fit-Out

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Sarah shares some of the modifications she's made to her Kia Carnival.

CIAYAQ: Disability parking...

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Don't even get me started...! The Loop crew discuss the good, bad and ugly of disabled parking.

The Loop Voices: Sarah adapts to the new normal

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"Initially I sort of went, well, I won't be able to cope with this... and then I came to the realisation that I don't know what I can cope with. No one knows what they can cope with."

The Loop Life Hacks: Tristram's Lego Hobby

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Tristram explains how his Lego hobby is helping him maintain his finger strength.

CIAYAQ: Does the future scare you?

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Most neuromuscular conditions are progressive, which means they worsen with time. How do you deal with this?

The Loop Voices: Sarah's take on diagnosis

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"Getting a diagnosis is a bit like being told you have to go to a foreign country you don't want to go to." Sarah shares her take on what it's like to be diagnosed with a neuromuscular condition.

The Loop Life Hacks: Tracey's Adaptive Clothing

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Tracey shows off her made-for-purpose adaptive clothing.

CIAYAQ: How do you feel about your disability?

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The Loop crew discuss how they feel about living with their condition.

The Loop Voices: Sarah Shaw

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"On bad days it's good to feel like I've got writing to turn to, that I can just escape for a while and not have to think about the rest of what's going on."

The Loop Life Hacks: India's Shower Hack

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India shares her solution for storing and accessing her clean clothes after a shower.

Can I Ask You A Question: What does community mean to you?

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Being part of a community is vital for everyone. What does it mean to you?

Can I Ask You A Question: Do you feel different?

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Does your neuromuscular condition make you feel different?

The Loop Voices: MC Wheels

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MC Wheels talks about the impact music has had on his life and coming to terms with his condition.

The Loop Life Hacks: Sarah's Car Fit-Out

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Sarah shares some of the modifications she's made to her Kia Carnival.

Can I Ask You A Question: Have you been bullied?

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How have you managed bullying and negative attention?

The Loop Voices: Meet Tracey Jackson

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"If you get the opportunity to do something a little outside your comfort zone, just do it. Jump. Do it."

The Loop Life Hacks: India's Tele-Stick

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India shows off her tele-stick, which helps her pick things up from the ground.

Can I Ask You A Question: What has your disability empowered you to do?

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Living with a disability can give you a new perspective, to empathise and connect with people. How has your disability empowered you?

Can I Ask You A Question: What's the worst thing about having your disability?

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Living with a neuromuscular condition can be hard. The Loop crew answer the question: what's the worst thing about having your disability?

Can I Ask You A Question: What's the weirdest question you've been asked?

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People can be the worst! What are some of the weirdest questions you've been asked?

The Loop Life Hacks: Tristam's Potato Masher Trick

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Who knew a potato masher could have so many uses?

Can I Ask You A Question: How do you feel about other people doing your personal care?

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Many people who live with neuromuscular conditions like muscular dystrophy rely on support from family carers or support workers. How do you feel about that?

The Loop Voices: Meet India Parker

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India Parker shares her journey of losing the strength in her legs but discovering talent and passion for art.

How to use The Loop forums: a video guide

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Forum Manager Milvia shares step-by-step instructions for using The Loop's forums.

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Looking after your mental health: the part music can play

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Living with your condition is going to be a big learning journey, learning the new language, a new way of doing things. Asking for help early will just give you more tools in your kit bag to be able to not only survive but hopefully thrive in the journey to come.

by Sarah Shaw

New to disability community conversations? Things to consider

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There are 5 factors that significantly impact how a person feels about their difference or loss of functionality

by Sarah Shaw

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