EL DORADO HILLS CA, Jessica Argueta Lopez, September 20, 2023 – My son, Aiden, is an 11-year-old boy living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Due to his condition, Aiden struggles with mobility and relies on a wheelchair for daily activities. Unfortunately, the Buckeye School District does not currently provide wheelchair accessible transportation for students like Aiden.
Aiden’s ability to participate fully in school life is hindered by the lack of appropriate transportation options. He often gets fatigued from being pushed around in a manual wheelchair throughout the day and finds it challenging to keep up with his peers during class changes, lunch breaks, and physical education classes.
Furthermore, sitting in an uncomfortable seat for extended periods exacerbates Aiden’s fatigue and discomfort. This not only affects his academic performance but also limits his participation in extracurricular activities and school events that he eagerly looks forward to attending.
As a concerned parent who wants nothing more than to see my child thrive academically and socially, I strongly believe that it is crucial for the El Dorado County Buckeye School District to obtain a wheelchair accessible vehicle dedicated to transporting students with disabilities as needed.
By providing this essential service, countless students like Aiden will be able to access their education without facing unnecessary physical challenges or limitations. It will empower them to actively engage in their learning environment while fostering inclusivity within our community.
Accordingly, I kindly request that you support this petition urging the El Dorado County Buckeye School District Board of Education and relevant authorities to prioritize obtaining a wheelchair accessible vehicle specifically designed for transporting students with disabilities within our district.
Together we can make a difference by ensuring equal opportunities for all students regardless of their mobility limitations. Let us create an inclusive educational environment where every child has access to safe and comfortable transportation options that enable them to participate fully in school life.
Thank you for your support in making this important change happen.
Aiden’s mom and dad:
Jessica Argueta López & Spencer Tucker
SEP 22, 2023 Update — Mom has spoken to the special needs liaison for the county and the director of transportation on this matter. We are working on a plan that can work for Aiden as they look further into this issue.
Thank you all for your support. Aiden is excited about this. He wants to be able to keep up with his peers in a larger school setting and not need to be pushed in a manual chair when he grows too tired to walk. Keeping his independence is important to him.