During my first elementary school year I used the manual wheelchair which did not allow me to be independent in my movements, I was dependent on the others in everything. It was really frustrating and, in some cases, dangerous. The teachers’ absence, even just for a minute, as well as my parents’ at home, was source of risk given that I could not even move independently. One day my parents and I went to a aids centre in Reggio Emilia because we had to try on a pair of shoes, a girl on a wheelchair was there and I immediately noticed that it could be a fundamental medium to allow me to move without needing help. My mum did not really agree at the beginning, she thought that I could hurt myself and the others. Then I was able to convince her of the need. So we bought the electric wheelchair and since then I am able of moving by myself.