ERIC Number: EJ775580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Katrina Kids
Meyer, B. L.
Exceptional Parent, v37 n9 p46, 48 Sep 2007
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina rolls in, thoughts return again to those bleak days, watching people cling to their rooftops, waiting for a hand. Marking milestones, celebrating small victories, and sharing stories when things work out is a big part of life for those who work to support and connect families of children with disabilities. Such stories are not often told. Two years into the tragedy and aftermath of Katrina is, indeed, good time to tell a Katrina story about something that did get fixed. In this article, the author describes how ExoMotion, a company that specializes in equipment for seating, mobility, and sleeping for those with special needs, had overcome the challenges in transporting the equipment and helping the Katrina kids who could not walk.
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Natural Disasters, Coping, Special Needs Students, Assistive Technology, Transportation
EP Global Communications Inc. 551 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901. Tel: 877-372-7368; Fax: 814-361-3861; e-mail: EPAR@kable.com; Web site: http://www.eparent.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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