The purpose of the Education Program is to increase awareness of spinal cord injury and disease within the San Diego youth population. Through this program, paralyzed veterans have opportunities for public speaking and interacting with the youth population. And San Diego youth will learn about spinal cord injury and disease from a professional in the science, technology and/or medical field.
During the presentation students are introduced to barriers individuals in wheelchairs face. Students work together to complete an activity where they identify the barriers in the classroom and school yard. After the activity students will learn what technology is available to overcome these barriers. Through the use of guest speakers students will learn what technology is currently being explored and produced to help overcome these barriers in the future