My Disability Matters Club

MDM Club Testimonials

Hear What Our Members Say About the MDM Club

The MDM Club has thousands of members from many countries. On this page some of our members share how the MDM Club has helped them and why they visit regularly to stay in touch with new friends.



Grateful and Empowered.

Spinal Home Help has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the ‘My Disability Matters club’. In our infancy MDM assisted us to set up as an organization. Empowering SHH staff along with myself, equipping all of us with the knowledge and tools we use now to assist members of the community to live their best life.

Malakai Tava

Teaching Occupational Therapy Students

I find the information useful in teaching OT students at University and keeping up to date with the sector.

Caroline Mills


When you have a disability is it often far too easy to feel isolated and out of touch expecially when your having on of your “bad days”!. This site keeps you in touch with like minded people and often offers help and assistance just be talking through matters

Beverley Harrison

A place to find support

I don’t get enough time to fully explore my disability matters club, due to my caring duties.
But what I do like is being able to get on there and ask other people questions. Because you’re talking to people who have far more understanding of your life situation than probably your neighbours or friends. That makes you feel a little less lonely.
I don’t know of any other online forum quite like this one. I can only imagine it is even more important for those peopl who have disabilities.
I hope to get more time to explore it. And I think it might be more useful for other carers if only they knew about it.

Sandra Brake

Hi – This site is brilliant

I’m a childhood histiocytosis warrior now living with the late permanent effects im fed up of people taking advantage of me just because im disabled I live in Wolverhampton in a adapted bungalow due to the childhood cancer treatment I have a ongoing list of medical conditions for which im prescribed morphine tablets and fentonyl patches please give me a chance I think this site is brilliant

Jason c Jones

My experience with this site

My experience with this site has been positive…


My Disability Matters is one of the safest online forums that I’m aware of. Word count:

I am a 33 year old mum living in Australia. I have Bi polar, Ptsd, Depression and anxiety. My 3 children under 9 have a main diagnosis of Autism.
As soon as I heard about My Disability Matters I joined. I spent some time easily navigating the site to see what it was all about. I have very much enjoyed being apart of an extremely supportive and safe online community. I have had some private discussions with others seeking advice and been also given some helpful advice myself from others and through this I have gained online friendships through My Disability Matters. I find the website extremely easy to use and to explain to others how to join and access what’s available on the site. I am in many disability groups on Facebook and have my own and shared the My Disability Matters website all over them. It’s one of the safest online forums that I’m aware of.

Kathryn Gilbert

Great club, with almost no flaws

The great thing about this club is the fact that anyone with a disability can join. The social aspects of this group are great, and it is easily the premier online disability network.

It is easy to sign up and you can edit your profile immediately, as well as making friends, uploading photos, and much more.


Limo Arbuckle

A New Beginning

Hi, my name is Sam Dailey and I am a 29-year-old with Aspergers, in addition to bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. I have found so much relief and confidense finding MDM and knowing I am understood even from only being a member for a few days. I have made a couple friends who are members and they could not be more validating and encouraging. If you ever feel that you are missing this kind of support from people because of your disability, check this site out and become a member! You will love it.

Samuel Dailey

Loving this!

Living in an area housing few physically challenged people, MDM Club lets me feel a little less alone. I’ve spent years talking only to doctors & physios about my issues. To hear others with similar issues – and solutions – makes me feel much less stressed. To say ‘thank you’ seems an understatement.

Taya Nielsen

I Think that it’s great

I Think that it’s great


Friendship in Spirit

I wrote my testimonial as a blog post on my new blog:

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer

I have been on Twitter since 2009. I have been blogging for at least four years before that. I know because my Twitter handle is libbytalks and that was my original blogging name. That was before I got cumbersome and entangled in the reality and disclosure when becoming genuine online was the way to go, hence: Libby Baker Sweiger: me!

I have had bipolar disorder far longer. Since I was 23. I will be 65 in June. Yikes! It was many years until one day on Twitter, in a Social Media Group I had joined called #UsGuys, I wrote a blogpost called Libbytalks Has a Secret and disclosed my bipolar one diagnosis. That changed life online for me. Slowing and steadily, from that day in approximately 2012, I began to talk about my real life more and more. Now, for the second time, I have an online paper on #mental health: Mental Health/Living Above the Madness: Mental Health/Living Above The Madness.

Yet, my experience online was getting a bit dry. I didn’t really feel like I was connecting. I had friends on Facebook from high school and years on social media. But, I wasn’t really making new, deep friendships like I was when I first began on social medial.

Until, recently on Twitter, I heard from @dalereardon from @mydisabilitymatters. He invited me to join My Disability Matters Club of which he is the founder. It is a wonderful online meeting place geared to anyone with a disability of any kind. You’re invited to build a profile. From there you begin to share and meet other members, who become friends. They have a blog. You can join groups: New Members is a must! The Written Word and Art were for me right off the bat. The most freeing thing is speaking about living with a disability among those who understand your life first hand ~ they live the life, too. I have found the experience so far to be very helpful and enriching.

The site is very well constructed and user friendly. It has an intimate feel to it. The groups are open. You can control the privacy of your posts to public, members, friends, or you. The level of sharing is deep. The honesty level is high. It’s affirming, supportive and friendly. It’s a place to go and feel accepted, real and free from anxiety. Yes, I am loving it!

I would welcome anyone looking for a safe place to express yourself and learn and live in your own skin with friends also searching for a friendly place to be themselves ~ embrace your disability and check out My Disability Matters Club ~ rekindle your inner spirit!

Libby Baker Sweiger

My Only Wish In Life Is To Be Heard

I am a 29-year old male who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as a young child. My experiences going through school to college to currently still transitioning to a stable and comfortable adult life are getting darker every year. I am battling depression and have just in the past month hit a major breakthrough emotionally. I am striving everyday to get my life back to where it should have been after graduating which is when the depression started. With all of these movements and public outcries lately (which in fact was…well specifically the March For Our Lives…the inspiration and turning point for me) I am determined to use my God given voice to tell my story, speak out as loud and clear as possible about the importance of autism within society, and use my upcoming career in music (training in production currently) to provide not just for myself, but for any family with a child that is not getting proper treatment or basic care for their disabilities. In the long run though, I just want my voice to be heard and acknowledged. I am so glad I can discover online clubs like this where I can be me and make respectful and non-judgemental connections.

I just started a blog detailing everything about me in further detail and am posting everyday. Here it is…

Samuel Dailey

I think its a great Community

I think its a great site as I love meeting all types of people from different countries where we can exchange experience about how to deal with having a condition or simply talk about what happens in our life. I have one regular email friend from MDM and I enjoy the groups discussion.

Marit Egseth

This is truly a awesome website / group

This is truly a awesome website / group for people young and old with disabilities like me a young adult who is autistic and has Asperger’s syndrome this very rewarding and true blessing to learn how make friends for all in a much safety matter way that Mr. Dale Reardon Founder and MDM Club Support reached by a message on my twitter as i thought it was a hoax but then i look on his website and see it’s the real deal of now i’m a member for free and you can be a member too just as really am loving and this website because people that are disable like me with my autism that have i think learn new skills every time they go on Dale’s website that he create it so with that it’s very much so a true blessing for me as i bet for others as well too Thank You Mr. Kyle A. Schu


A good network place for The World’s Disabled People

A good network place for the world’s disable people.


The MDM club has been

The MDM club has been a great way for me to fit in and be able to express how I feel to others without fear of judgment or misunderstanding. I know that people on this site struggle with similar things that I do and it is very comforting.

Lexi Acevedo-Allen

Finally found my home at MDM (My Disability Matters) and beyond

I mean I really never thought that much home on anywhere else besides here. In which I have gone into my fuller detail in some of my other posts here.

Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup)