Dating someone with cerebral palsy

I was one of those people who rushed it in the beginning, and that did not end in my favor.Be confident in all of the kinks and quirks your body has, because if you do not accept them, it’s a very safe bet that your partner won’t either.But many able-bodied daters may not know how to approach someone with a disability or what to avoid when asking a disabled person out. We talked to five people with disabilities and asked them about dating ups and downs, tips for other daters with disabilities, and what able-bodied people can do differently in relationships.

If your neurological disorder results in only mental impairment or if you have a co-occurring mental condition that is not caused by your neurological disorder (for example, dementia), we will evaluate your mental impairment under the mental disorders body system, 12.00. In 11.02 (Epilepsy), 11.06 (Parkinsonian syndrome), and 11.12 (Myasthenia gravis), we require that limitations from these neurological disorders exist despite adherence to prescribed treatment.

“Despite adherence to prescribed treatment” means that you have taken medication(s) or followed other treatment procedures for your neurological disorder(s) as prescribed by a physician for three consecutive months but your impairment continues to meet the other listing requirements despite this treatment.

Last night I had a first date with a 25 year old woman with cp. To be honest before last night I thought cp was down's syndrome. My date was very attractive, intelligent, funny, and I had a lot of fun with her. After a light dinner and a chance to chat we went rock climbing together. I believe she has some type of learning disability.

I am a 30 year old man re-entering the dating world after my marriage dissolved. She has a limp from her right leg, otherwise no other physical impairments. Tying the rope is not very difficult, and the agitation was uncalled for.

One of the first things you do when learning rock climbing is to be trained to tie the rope to your harness. Despite the learning disability I believe she is intelligent.

The way she talks and how she writes shows me that she is educated.

For example, if you have a neurological disorder that causes mental limitations, such as Huntington’s disease, which may limit executive functioning (e.g., regulating attention, planning, inhibiting responses, decision-making), we evaluate your limitations using the functional criteria under these listings (see 11.00G).

Under this body system, we evaluate the limitations resulting from the impact of the neurological disease process itself.

According to society, disabled people are undesirable and therefore can never be “dating” or partner material. As someone with cerebral palsy myself, I think I hopefully can try to tackle this subject with some first hand experience!

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