Disabled People’s experiences of education over the last Century
Getting Around School
Joanne Wacha: Getting a Push
Joanne Wacha was born in 1984 in Harrow, London. Joanne attended local mainstream primary and secondary schools and also spent time in hospital, attending the hospital school, after becoming ill at the age of thirteen. After school she went on to a local sixth form college, then a residential special college and then on to university.
Here Joanne describes being helped by schoolmates to get around.
People were really good to me actually. Like I’d be wheeling around and you could tell I was tired and certain people, different people from different classes would go, ‘Oh Jo, do you want a push?’ and I’d get my push.