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01:01 am: accessible schoolbussing
How do kids who use wheelchairs get to school? Do schoolbuses normally have ramps or lifts? Does it depend on how rich the school district is?

Is it still common for there to be a different bus for kids with special needs? Is "shortbus" still a slur that elementary school kids would understand?

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From:ljgeoff
Date:August 5th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Hmm. The grandkids that I'm raising go to a charter school that doesn't have bussing; we drive them. I don't think they've heard "short bus" but I know that my older 20-somethings have.

I'm pretty sure that any kids in the public school system would ride a special handicap van or bus to get to school.
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From:boxofdelights
Date:August 7th, 2016 06:52 am (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:lookfar
Date:August 5th, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC)
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Short bus is still definitely an ableist slur. In our wealthy community, kids with wheelchairs go to school on the regular bus, which is equipped on those routes with a lift.
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From:boxofdelights
Date:August 7th, 2016 06:52 am (UTC)
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