How College Was Different From High School
A bathroom in the Beamish Museum near Durham, United Kingdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I chose the high school I attended, based on the supports I would need. Before high school, school life: and more specifically my bathroom visits were scheduled around when I had an educational assistant available. My educational assistant also acted as my hands in the classroom; taking my notes and assisting with assignments and exams
.I was lucky that there were 4 full time assistants which meant I could use the wash room as needed and actually that was one of the deciding factors in picking that school, as my neighborhood one wasn’t equally equipped. It would have meant waiting again until someone was available. Thankfully, late into my high school career I figured out the balance needed to be able to use the bathroom completely independently. I am thankful because having friends who needed similar supports to use the wash room. In college if you had an educational assistant and required help in the wash room that wash room supports came in the form of personal care attendants which means a scheduled life yet again.
I have had lovely personal care attendants over the years but I have come to decide that there is not much in the way of being spontaneous if you have a disability
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