THE MY DISABILITY MATTERS CLUB

The FREE Social Network for the Disability Community

Living with disability can be lonely and very challenging

Are you a person living with disability?
Are you a family member or carer of someone with a disability?
Do you work in the disability services sector?

The My Disability Matters Club has been created just for you

Meet New People

Make new friends with people who understand you.

Some will live nearby and others will be on the other side of the world.

Share and Learn

Share your experiences to help others and learn from the experiences of others. 

Ask questions about anything and get help when you need it.

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Discuss

Be involved in lively discussions.

Sometimes about big and important issues, and sometimes just for fun.

About My Disability Matters

Dale Reardon is the Founder of My Disability Matters

I am the founder of My Disability Matters. I want MDM to be your place to come to for information and advice on issues that are important to you. It is also a place to meet new people and make friends.

I am 47 and have been blind since the age of 17. My seeing eye dog Charlie is 8 and is my fourth dog.

For a long time I have been involved in disability advocacy. I personally believe the disability community needs a place to gather for discussion around disability issues with a community willing to share information and experiences.

Dale Reardon and Charlie, his seeing eye dog

What you will find inside the MDM Club

There is something for everyone

Your Profile

  • Personalise your profile with a profile image and cover photo
  • Add in a few words about yourself
  • Link to your personal blog and other social media
  • Make sections visible to everyone, your friends, or just you
  • Post updates to the whole community or just your friends

Participate in the Community

  • Read the activity of other members, comment and chat
  • Update your status to share what is happening in your life or a story you found online
  • Upload and share photos, videos and GIFs
  • Create and respond to polls
  • Moderation will protect you, however no topic related to disability or an ordinary life is off limits

Join Groups

  • Join groups to find people with common interests
  • Find people from your country or region
  • Disability related groups as well as groups on any topic
  • Share experiences, photos, stories and more with members of each group
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MDM Club Members' Blog

  • Any member can submit a blog post for publication
  • A great opportunity to get started with writing and share your thoughts and experiences
  • Current issues, opinion pieces, advocacy and more
  • Hear from writers with disability

The My Disability Matters Respect Pledge

The MDM Club prioritises your safety

We, the owners and moderators of My Disability Matters, believe that no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you believe, you should be able to belong in the My Disability Matters Club community, and be treated with respect and tolerance.

By joining this community, and participating in any way, you commit to treat all fellow members of this community, regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, with respect, tolerance, empathy and without judgment or bias.

Do you have a business?

Are your customers in the disability community?

The MDM Club Business Membership is for you if you wish to promote your business (including charities and NFP) to the disability community.

Click here to read all about the MDM Club Business Membership

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this really free?
Yes, if you join as a personal member, there is no charge. We want this community to be large and busy, so that everyone can benefit from the discussions, ideas and experiences of others.

 

To allow this to be provided for free, you will see advertising on the site. We hope that some of these ads are useful to you as well.

We are also selling business memberships for people who want to promote their products and services to members of The Club. There are restrictions on the type and frequency of promotional activity.

Will there be lots of information to help me?
The My Disability Matters Club is still relatively new. It takes time for the community to grow and become busy and have lots of information to help you.

 

However as soon as you join you can start to chat to other members. It is the people who make this community great and help you with any problems you have and need advice on.

We also ask for you to support us by spreading the word about the The MDM Club. The more people who join, the more participants there will be in the discussions to help everyone.

Can I share my personal blog or videos in the MDM Club?
Yes you sure can. There are a few ways you can do this. Firstly, be sure to add the links of your blog, YouTube Channel (or other social links) to your profile.

 

Next, you can share anything new you have created on your profile and in relevant groups that you join.

In addition, we have the MDM Club Blog. You are welcome to submit some writing or a video to the blog, which all members will be able to access.

Does it matter where I live?
We welcome MDM Club members from anywhere in the world. There will certainly be opportunities to learn from and help each other, wherever our members live.

 

As for any community, there will be some things that are relevant to you and some things that are not.

We have added groups for some countries for members to talk about issues that only affect residents of that country. This makes it easier for you to find this information at any time. It is also a way to find friends who live closer to you.

Can I promote my business in the MDM Club?
Yes, you are welcome to promote your business (including charities and not-for-profit organisations) if you are a Business Member.

 

Personal Members, who join for free, are not permitted to promote a business for commercial purposes.

Click here to read all about the inclusions and benefits of a Business Membership

More questions?

If you have further questions before deciding to join us as a Club Member, then please click on Help in the menu.

Remember, it is free to join as a personal member. So why not jump in and have a look around.

The MDM Club is for you if…

You want to participate in the community and make friends
You need support and advice when facing problems
You want to be informed about disability issues

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You live with disability

Or perhaps you prefer to say you are disabled, or that you have a disability. Whatever your preference, this is the community created for you.

You are a family member or carer

You are a parent, sibling, child, partner, friend or carer of a person who lives with disability. Whatever the relationship, this community is also for you.

You have an interest in disability

You work in the disability services sector, or perhaps have an interest in disability issues for any number of reasons. You are most welcome in the MDM Club.

Join the MDM Club today - IT'S FREE

We look forward to meeting you inside

Looking for a business membership? Click here for more info

By completing the form below, you agree to the Terms and Conditions and to commit to the MDM Club Respect Pledge.