Should I tell my child's school about his mobility impairment?

If your child has impaired mobility, you should tell their school. In fact, you might want to inspect the school's facilities and discuss with the staff any accessibility issues your child might encounter. This is especially relevant if your child needs a wheelchair, crutches, or other physical aid to get around. Classrooms accommodations that might help your child include wheelchair ramps, wide aisles, elevators, computers with specially designed keyboards and speech recognition technology, and adjustable tables. Furthermore, the staff's awareness of your child's condition will help make them more prepared in case complications arise that require attention.

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