The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a huge step forward for the special needs community. It provides protection and creates equality for citizens with special needs, including those with Cerebral Palsy. It is crucial to understand the ADA to ensure your child with CP is getting the treatment they deserve as provided, and required, by law.
To nine-year-old Shaden Boston, who has Cerebral Palsy, a custom bike that his family spent months raising money for has provided him independence and freedom. On Tuesday night, however, that sense of freedom was violated when the bike was stolen from the family’s front yard in Winnipeg, Canada.
The family of a 17-year-old Oakland Unified School District student who happens to have Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair for transportation is seeking justice after their son was allegedly struck several times and was injured when thrown out of his wheelchair by the school security officer – most of which was caught on videotape.
The family claims the abuse started on Monday, May 19, at 9 a.m. in the elevator and continued as the security officer handcuffed the student and pushed him down the hallway.
Marcus, a ninth-grade student new to the Patriot High School’s Special Education program, was not impressed on his first day of high school when he was told after lunch to put on gloves and an apron to dig through trash, alongside other students with special needs.