Think you cannot cook because you have never
cooked before or are disabled?
Some recipes included are:
• chocolate butterscotch pudding cake
• lady finger surprise
• brown sugar buttered pork chops and more
“Matthew definitely embodies a person with determination. He has overcome many obstacles in life, including getting his master’s degree despite having cerebral palsy.”
“Matthew learned a one-handed keyboarding method. He was willing to practice the technique correctly. This resulted in him often typing faster than students using both hands. Keyboarding afforded him the opportunity to learn a lifelong skill for written communication and expression.”
—Mrs. Diann M. Snellings, school librarian, A.G. Richardson Elementary School
About the Author
Matthew W. Miller has mild cerebral palsy. It took him longer to learn to cook. He currently works as a sales associate at Wal-Mart. Before that, he was a cashier. He has also worked as a special education teacher, teacher assistant, and substitute teacher. He is a graduate of Culpeper County High School and earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in education from Germanna Community College. He has a BS degree in special education and an MA degree in human relations. During college, he volunteered his time as a peer academic adviser, a student grader, and gave presentations on transition planning in special education and test-taking strategies. Like his mom did, he likes to bake desserts.