How the program works
program will begin by having 5th grade students and
parents/guardians completing the I.D.E.A. application form. This program
is voluntary only; therefore only students who complete the application
process will be eligible to participate. On the application students and
parent/ guardians have a choice between a school day program and the all
School Day-The students will meet Mr. Gates at the beginning
of the school day. This meeting will take place to discuss the
importance and seriousness of the I.D.E.A. Program and to have the
student fitted for the wheelchair. From this point on, the student will
spend the entire school day in his/her wheelchair. This will include
all normal daily activities, including restroom breaks, lunch, and class
changes. At the end of the school day, the student will meet with Mr.
Gates to return the wheelchair and receive a questionnaire to summarize
the studentís learning experience.
All Day- The students will complete the school day
requirements, but at the end of the day, they will continue the program
at home. To meet the requirements of the all day program,
parents/guardians agree to:
Pick-up the student and wheelchair after school at the parent
Take their child to a public establishment that evening. (eg.
Restaurant, mall, shopping center, grocery, bowling, etc.)
the All Day program will be required to return the wheelchair first
thing in the morning. As with the School Day program, students will be
given the I. D. E. A. questionnaire to complete by the following day.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to help students with the completion of
To volunteer for the
I. D. E. A. Program, students must complete the attached form and return
to Mr. Gates. Students and parents who wish to participate in the All
Day must complete the application including parent or guardian signature
Please remember, to
insure the highest and utmost respect for those with disabilities, the
program will be approached in a very serious manner.
Duncan Falls Elementary