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If the phrase “road trip” makes you think of a carefree outing, you’ve likely never been a caregiver traveling with someone who has disabilities.
Nancy Baker Curtis, a mother of two from Johnston, recalls one trip home from Chicago when the family couldn’t find a bathroom along Interstate 80 that worked for her 7-year-old son, so they had to empty out the car to make enough room for Baker Curtis to change the boy’s soiled clothes there.
“I literally plan our outings by where our restrooms are and where I will be able to change my son,” said Baker Curtis. “What do you do when your son is 30 and he’s not a little boy, but he still requires daily assistance with those tasks?”
CIONIC, the San Francisco-based bionic clothing company behind the innovative Cionic Neural Sleeve, today announced that it has received $12.5 million in Series A financing.
Founded in 2018 as a labor of love by tech innovator Jeremiah Robison, who was motivated by his young daughter’s struggles with cerebral palsy – the Cionic Neural Sleeve is quite unlike anything else on the market today.
It’s not necessarily what you see at Ruby Bridges Elementary School that showcases its inclusive education policies. The first thing a visitor might notice is what they don’t see.
When the first bell rings, students who qualify for special education or disability accommodations don’t start the day in their own separate classrooms. Children of all abilities are learning the same subjects in one classroom, and anyone who requires extra help or a different approach to taking in the material gets what they need. Even on the playground, integration is the norm.