Elans experience disabled students’ hardships first hand

By Johanna Calderon Students from Child Development 45 experienced hardships disabled students have around campus March 30 at the Night Walk. Professor Linda Wilbur gives this assignment every semester to students so they can  observe disabled students’ experiences. The students are planning to teach children with disability. The students were blindfolded, in crutches and on wheelchairs around campus. They had to use the vending machine, but it was challenging for them. Wilbur…

April 13, 2016

ELAC alumnus, disability counselor Ron Aguilar dies at 51

by Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College alumnus and disability counselor Ronald “Ron” Aguilar died April 22. After years of struggling with his health, he died from liver and kidney failure caused by Hepatitis C at the age of 51. Yet, his passion to learn and help others will be remembered. Aguilar was born on Oct. 13, 1962, and grew up in East L.A. as one of six children. He…

May 7, 2014

All disabled students should be properly accommodated

By David Rios East Los Angeles College Disabled Students Program need to have their services available all day, because not all wheelchair users have powered chairs and they also need a way to get around faster. I am a student at ELAC who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. I realized that most wheelchair users on campus have powered wheelchairs, which allows them to move around easier. I do not…

May 20, 2013