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When you discuss someone being in a wheelchair, avoid saying confined to a wheelchair. Many people with disabilities are not confined, they just need to use the wheelchair for mobility.
Remember that just because a student is in a wheelchair doesn't mean they're mentally retarded, deaf, or has any other disability.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|