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While some buildings have handicap entrances, they do not have handicap entrances to offices/rooms inside, including bathrooms.
Parents often have to get over their own ableism and not be ashamed to encourage their kids to use the legal right to accommodations.
Parents should explain to their children why another child looks or acts different than they do, rather than just letting them stare and wonder.
Definitely better sidewalks. For example, there are gaps on Monroe St. by major businesses where there is no sidewalk. I noticed they put a bike path on Arlington by UTMC. I don't know if this is cheaper than a sidewalk? Possible solution.
Some of our local schools are doing a terrific job. They are providing a caring and nurturing environment for the handicapped and helping them find activities to enrich our lives. Some of our children need to be more sensitive though,