As parents of kids with Special Needs, we often feel compelled to speak up and fight for what our kids need. One of our members, Jamie Hansen, did JUST THAT.
She has fought for accessible shopping carts in Calgary stores. Thanks, Jamie! That's a WIN!
If you have fought hard for something and would like to share your story, please let us know. As parents, we're
all in this together!
Read Jamie's story below.
Accessible shopping carts
My son is 5 1/2 and has Cerebral palsy. He has high muscle tone so he finds it hard to sit in the front of a shopping cart or in the main part without having some sort of supported seating in place.
The muscle tone makes it so your limbs aren’t as flexible as a typical child. Using a regular shopping cart is a bit of a challenge for us because unless I only need a couple of things at the grocery store where I can push him in his wheelchair it’s really quite difficult for me to have him with me while grocery shopping.