Welcome

 

Our Mission

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.

About this site

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.

 

If you have a disability, an interest in making the lives of people with disability better, or just want to know more about what it’s like to live with a disability, you will find some great information on this website. For example:

My Book

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

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. 

LATEST POSTS

What the ADA Means for the Next Generation

My name is Keith Ruff, I am 74 years young, which means more than half of my life was in the era of being not seen and not heard. Growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s with Cerebral Palsy we did not go to integrated schools, the kids like me with disabilities only went to...

Apple IOS 13 and Disability Features

People are Apple lovers or Android lovers. With me, I am an Apple lover and write a lot about Apple. IOS 13 and iPadOS will be coming out within a few months now. I am learning a lot about what new features they will have for people with disabilities. The most...

Look Beyond Facial Distortions

We all say that this guy is good looking or this child is so cute. These comments make a person feel good about their selves and they long to hear it. But there are times when people say things that are really degrading to a person. I found a great podcast called...