25 Mar '12, 8pm

Texas School Bans Girl With Cerebral Palsy From Using Walker

A Houston school district, New Caney ISD, has said that 5-year-old LaKay Roberts can no longer use her walker at school. LaKay has cerebral palsy and has been using the walker for 3 years. She attends Kings Manor Elementary School in Houston and, as Ellen Seidman of Love That Max writes, a few weeks ago, LaKay’s mother, Kristi Roberts, was informed that her daughter can no longer bring her walker to school by the district’s special education director, Gary Lemley. Ellen included some of the exchange between Roberts and Lemley in her post and I’m repeating the excerpt because it’s simply outrageous: Kristi: “Why can’t she use a walker?” Lemley: “We don’t feel like it’s safe any longer.” [LaKay had fallen in the parking lot when her walker collapsed, while she was with her mom.] Kristi: “How many kids fall down at recess? Do you make them take their shoes off and buy new one...

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