Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to School in a Wheelchair

This excellent article Back To School: What It Means When You're in a Wheelchair has lots of tips and suggestions for students and parents of all grade levels, from kindergarten through college. Parents and students interviewed emphasize the importance of communicating well with the school to make needed adjustments.

For Arielle, going to school in a wheelchair isn't much different than prior to her injury. "There are certainly more challenges," says Arielle, "like reaching for trays and silverware in the lunch line. Or finding time to go to the bathroom in between classes, or just getting to class on time! I go to a big school with only one elevator."

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"I just try to make the best of it," says Arielle. "And be like everyone else in high school. I just go with the flow. I'm always more excited than scared to start a new class."

You can read the rest of the piece at the link above.


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