Riding the bus. Making friends. Most of all, this Indianapolis program teaches independence.

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March 29, 2018 from Chalkbeat


On a typical day, Kaleb Sims leaves his house on the east side and gets on the city bus for the 20-minute trip to college. Along the way, he texts his teacher to say he’s on the way. On campus, he makes his way to class. When the day ends, he heads back home by bus.


For some students, that routine wouldn’t be notable. But for 21-year-old Sims, who is in a wheelchair and has limited speech because he has cerebral palsy, it’s a sign of his growing independence. His teachers say that taking the bus, texting, and navigating on his own are all skills that will be essential to help Sims thrive when he finishes school.


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