Connections: Oscar Merulla-Bonn on disability rights
A local sixth grader is going viral in our community. At the age of 14 months, Oscar Merulla-Bonn was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. He's been driving a power wheelchair for years. Oscar recently gave a presentation to his school faculty about disability rights. He joins us this hour to share his research and experience, and to discuss how to create more inclusive spaces.
- Oscar Merulla-Bonn, sixth grader at Twelve Corners Middle School
- Sally Bittner Bonn, Oscar's mother
- David Merulla, Oscar's father
- Catherine Liebel, school counselor at Twelve Corners Middle School
This story is reported from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk.