Margaret Dalton talks special education law over Disneyland field trip

Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 21:25:02-04

Madison Wolanyk was born with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and autism. She has developmental delays and needs a wheelchair to get around, but she goes to school like everyone else and leads as normal a life as possible. Part of being a normal kid is going on field trips with classmates, but Madison didn't get to go to Disneyland with her special education class at Hilltop Middle School in February.

The reasoning: The school bus didn't have a ramp for her wheelchair.

Team 10 reached out to Margaret Dalton, Associate Dean of the University of San Diego Law School. Dalton, who specializes in special education and disability law, said there is no excuse for any school not providing adequate transportation to students who need special accommodations.