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Name: Rachel Newstead
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: Drawing, composing ragtime, classic animation (1915-1965--particularly Warner Bros.)
Year of birth: 1961
Profession, area of study, etc: none, but I am a former cartoonist and cartooning instructor
Where you live in the world: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Marital status, # of kids etc.: single, no kids
Personal webpage url: Working on my own, but at the moment I share a web page at
I have cerebral palsy in addition to possible AS (I am as yet undiagnosed). My greatest frustration is professionals who, when confronted with a visible disability and an invisible one, tend to blame all a person's problems on the visible disability. Such has been the case with me, and my motivation for posting here is to remind people that just because a condition can't be seen, doesn't mean it isn't there.

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