Today's Idem is Access
When plaining a party it is important to pick where the party will be healed. A bowling ally, a bounce house fun zone , art gallery
|A fun place for a party|
As a person with mild CP, I have not had to think about access that much because I am able to walk. When I started at small religious college I did have to think about access because there were wooden stair case. I have no problem going up and down steps;however, I do need to be able to hold onto a rail and with the wooden staircase that meant risking splinters. This got me thinking and as I looked around the campus I noticed how inaccessible one class building was to students that use wheelchairs. One building had narrow hallways and no elevator. This would make it hard for students who use wheelchairs to navigate these hallways successfully.
When places are accessible it allows for all people to join in the party office school classroom and playground. It may cost money, but the payoffs are wonderful. At my jr college, it is accessible and the people know how to be inclusive there. Its like a second home to me.
Weather can also play a big part in accessibility. I love the snow, but being from California I have never had to live in it. Snow can be difficult in a wheelchair as evident in this story.
People should treat ramps elevators and hand rails with respect because for people with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities these tools allow us to be independent.
Tomorrow's topic is themes. Wonder how that relates to Cerebral Palsy tune in tomorrow. Leave a comment before you leave though so I know that someone is reading this.
PS please keep my mom and me in your thoughts this week as she is going to Mexico for some spring fun with her friends . She will be back on Saturday.