Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Child's Perspective

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

A Child's Perspective

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Anastasia Somoza, who has cerebral palsy, appeared with President Clinton on the cover of Exceptional Parent magazine last March. On national television she asked the President to help her sister, Alba, to be included in regular education classes. She testified earlier this year at a congressional hearing for reauthorization of the Technology-Related Assistance Act:

My name is Anastasia Somoza and I am nine years old. I live in New York City and go to school at P.S. 234 in Manhattan. I am in a third grade class in general education. I have a paraprofessional at school to assist me.

I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair. I also have a walker and a stander. I use a computer to help me with school work and special software. I wear braces on my legs to help keep them straight.

I like being in a regular class because I now have lots of friends. …

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