Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Advocates File Complaint Against District Over Use of Walker

By Nirvi Shah from On Special Education

An advocacy group filed a complaint this week against the New Caney school district in Texas because the district won't let a 5-year-old student with cerebral palsy use her walker at school.

The girl, LaKay Roberts has been in preschool in New Caney for two years. She uses a combination of a walker and personalized wheelchair to help her get around.

Her education plan, worked out between district staff and LaKay's family, says that among her goals is one to "increase her balance while walking in walker," the Austin-based advocacy group Disability Rights Texas says. LaKay's doctors and therapists say she needs to use her walker as much as possible to become less dependent on her wheelchair and help her legs become stronger.

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