Parenting a child who is differently abled comes with its unique challenges. For Melody Leach, hers was grocery shopping.
Her almost-three-year-old daughter, Beatrice has cerebral palsy and can’t walk, talk, or crawl. Her vision is also limited.
So when Beatrice outgrew the seat in a typical shopping cart, Melody had no choice but to use one hand to push a wheelchair and use the other hand to carry a basket. Needless to say, it wasn’t easy—not for mother and not for child.
But when Melody expressed her struggles to management, the store stepped in and bought Beatrice a special set of wheels from Caroline’s Cart. The result was absolutely game-changing for the special needs family.
Shopping in a supermarket can be an overwhelming and frightening experience for many people with autism.
Check out what this grocery store in Manchester, England is doing to help families with kids who have autism.
A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.