Stories, celebrities, chats, and other fun stuff
There are many famous people with disabilities. Actors Tom Cruise and Keira Knightley and musician Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind all have a learning disability. Check out about other famous people with illnesses and disabilities.
This zone is all about having a good time. You will find personal stories to read, chat rooms to check out, and games to play. You can learn about great camps for kids with health conditions. You can even discover what you may have in common with a former president!
- Read stories by young people with health conditions
- Talk online with people with illnesses and disabilities
- Play games online
Read stories by young people with health conditions top
Do you sometimes feel like you’re the only one dealing with a health condition? Reading another young person’s story can remind you that you’re not alone — and offer a little inspiration. Here are some good places to start.
- Jessica has a hearing impairment. Read what she has to say about her friends and more.
- Check out these stories of hope and tips from students with learning
- Samantha feels stronger because of her scoliosis. Find out why by reading her story.
- Read an interview with Katie Sullivan, who has Down syndrome.
Talk online to other people with illnesses and disabilities top
Want to meet other kids who have health conditions? Special camps give you a chance to hang out together — and share some fresh air and fun!
It’s great to learn tips and get support from other people dealing with the same issues you face. The links below take you to chat rooms and other online connections for young people with illnesses or disabilities. Just like with any online discussion tools, ask your parents’ permission before joining. Also, read our Safety on the Internet section for ways to stay safe online.
- Check out Brave Kids’ message board on all kinds of conditions , from ADHD to cerebral palsy.
- Join an online community for young people with disabilities, their caregivers, and their friends .
- Read postings about life as a teen with vision loss .
- See if an online discussion about mental health conditions might help you.
- Join a discussion group for teens who’ve had cancer .
- Check out a forum for teens with epilepsy .
- Get online pen pals for kids with diabetes .
- Find out if you qualify for a chat moderated by experts for teens on endometriosis and PCOS .
- Something Fishy offers the chance to chat with other girls recovering from eating disorders.
Play games online top
Click your way to a smile — and maybe even learn something too!
- See what your name looks like in Braille, answer some riddles, join a book club for kids who read Braille, and more.
- Stop the evil plan of Mucus Airgone and other breathing bad guys in a great asthma game.
- Kids with ADHD (that’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can get a spy planner and play cool games with FFFBI (that’s Fin, Fur, Feather Bureau of Investigation).
And don’t forget to see how you score on our quiz for kids with illnesses or disabilities.
Content last reviewed February 16, 2011
Page last updated December 26, 2014