Developmental Disabilities and a Second Language

Teacher in front of chalkboard teaching multiple students Spanish

Can a child with developmental disabilities (DD) learn a second language? Over the years, as we have become more generalized, the perception that learning multiple languages can be difficult has increased, and even harder when it comes to a child with a disability. We generally believe that bilingualism is a long way from special education, and… Read more Developmental Disabilities and a Second Language

Spina Bifida Hasn’t Stopped “Chuy” from Keeping Healthy & Fit

Chuy sitting in his wheelchair on a basketball court holding a basketball

Meet Manuel Mota-Carrillo, known to his family and friends as “Chuy”, a bilingual 7th grader at Stewarts Creek Middle School of Rutherford County. Chuy has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and received his first wheelchair when he was almost 2 years old. He has big plans of becoming a dentist and sports coach in the future,… Read more Spina Bifida Hasn’t Stopped “Chuy” from Keeping Healthy & Fit