-“Orthopedic impairment” (IEP defines this as “physical handicap”) is what Esther Hiromi Kobayashi, born in Japan with severe spina bifida, HAS; NOT WHO SHE IS.
-https://www.accessible-japan.com/japanese-paralympic-hopeful-prepares-for-rio-games/ means she was born with something called “Severe Spina Bifida” and is in her early 40s; suspected of having “intellectual disability” as well (the “R” word should be used sparingly, even on an IEP).
-She will be mainstreamed at Michigan State University, taking Khan Academy pre-algebra (after taking advanced math during the S.A.T. gauntlet is over) in AM and eating food at Brody Hall; this is where Mrs. Laurie Busby (who lives in Lansing, MI) will act as a paraprofessional (fair hair); Mrs. Busby will get out Esther H. Kobayashi’s Invacare cane.
-But on PM, she does attend special education at Whitehills School in 621 Pebblebrook Ln.
East Lansing, MI 48823; her paraprofessional (who lives in Okemos, MI), Mrs. Marie Mackoul (brunette with pale skin), is a sweetheart.
-Esther Hiromi Kobayashi (her first name will be after a Jewish girl who saved the Jews in the Old Testament) will be a Lutheran Christian (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod). Esther is a beautiful name, despite the fact she can’t control her body.
-Spina bifida means Esther (the fair hair girl) is unable to do things for herself (physically): She can’t open doors, walk without an Invacare cane, etc. But go figure, she can write well, do integers and pre-algebra with Sal Khan instructing her (and Esther doing the pre-algebra on her own; trial-and-error-strategies), and to mention PDD autism as well; she can name all the PDD medications she is on.