Blair lives with his parents and his big sister. She has multiple diagnoses of cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia with atheoid movements, and upper body hypotension and seizure disorder.
She is quite mobile, using adaptive equipment such as a walker, standing table, molded chair to work on table tasks and a new power wheelchair she recently acquired.
One of her biggest challenges is having a seizure disorder that is difficult to cope with. Her seizures can be very tiring and often interrupt her school attendance. Her parents worked very closely with Blair's doctors at UCLA and started her on a ketogenic diet that she hoped would get her under control.
Blair's parents began working early for the goal of full inclusion. While Blair attended a special education program for young children with orthopedic disabilities, her mother also enrolled part-time at a regular pre-school. When Blair was four years old, her mother and members of her individual education planning team began planning her entry into a regular kindergarten.
She attends Grandview Primary School in Manhattan Beach, California and is fully enrolled in a regular 5th grade class where she is a popular high school student. To support his participation in this class, Blair needs many accommodations, including physical assistance, a little more response time, more printing, and help with writing.
Blair's Individual Education Plan provides a Resource Specialist Program, Full-time Assistant in Physical Assistance, Occupational Therapy for Use of Adaptive Computer Technologies such as Intellikeys and Dynavox for Communication and Schoolwork, Speech Therapy and Adaptive