I recently read about a seven year old British school girl having problems with her local primary school over her use of using a cane. I know British laws are different than American laws in regards to the disabled on school accessibility. American laws protect her right to attend school with adaptations that help her learn. They are looking at the issue as a safety issue for the other students, but some of their alternatives are safety issues among themselves for her. One alternative also means giving up some of her independence at school by relying on an adult. I hope a solution which works to the girl's benefit happens soon.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Dawn Lucan is an educator with 20 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Temple University. I write about Special Education, school issues, themed cookbooks, and budget saving tips for families. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys swimming, cooking, and doing yoga.