Cerebral Palsy

13-year-old Josh, who has cerebral palsy aims to become a powerchair football star
Josh Lancaster, 13, plays for a Somerset powerchair team and has been told he has "great potential".
The Edinburgh Fringe play tackling disability stigma
An actor with autism and cerebral palsy stars in a new play about being a teenager with disabilities.

"I never thought I would be presenting on radio"

Ashley Jenkins wants to see more people with disabilities in front of the camera
After swimming a mile for charity, Ashley Jenkins was approached by Bristol radio presenter Neil Maggs to join 
him on his sports television show and radio show as a co-presenter.
With this opportunity Mr Jenkins wants to 'break stereotypes' and raise awareness of how hard it is to work on a career in media with a severe disability.
Mr Jenkins said: "I certainly don’t think you get given the chance to go higher in your career in media if you are disabled".
Stevenage pupil taking GCSEs using eye movement
Being unable to talk or write is not holding back Will from taking his GCSEs.
Meet the world's first CrossFit trainer with cerebral palsy
Doctors thought Steph Hammerman would never walk or talk. Now she has opened her own CrossFit gym.
Getting rid of plastic straws is a simple way to reduce waste...unless you rely on them
Getting rid of plastic straws is a simple way to reduce waste...unless you rely on them.

What's the beef with McDonald's paper straws?

Getting rid of plastic straws is a simple way to reduce waste...unless you rely on them
Getting rid of single-use straws is a simple way to reduce plastic waste...unless you're one of the thousands of disabled people who rely on them everyday to drink independently. 

From bamboo to pasta, glass to metal, there's a variety of alternatives already out there, but do any of them actually work? 

After a petition emerged this week calling for McDonald's to reinstate its plastic straws because the paper versions go soggy, Esther Weber, The Times political reporter and daily straw-user, gives us the lowdown on her straw-strife. 

This is more than just how to drink a milkshake before the straw disintegrates. 

Presented by Beth Rose with Emma Tracey, Niamh Hughes and Damon Rose. A transcript will be available soon.

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