Letters to the Editor – Restroom Etiquette

I’m a disabled student currently attending school after suffering from what is classified as a traumatic brain injury. I am back in school after one year of rehabilitation at Casa Colina in Pomona. I feel lucky to be alive and take life as it is day by day.

The reason I’m writing is to let you and others know that we at the campus have a significant problem. I am referring to the school restrooms. They are either very dirty or occupied by people who are not disabled. In case students at GCC don’t know, these stalls are built so that the handicap does not lose their balance.

Students can further educate themselves by looking it up on the Internet under “Americans with Disability Act.”

I never thought that this would happen to me. It was like waking up from a dream when I woke up from a coma three months later. People always judge others by color, race and disabilities.
However, they should be considerate and help one another. I plan on helping with school activities just as my brother Frank Acevedo and Susie Acevedo, former GCC students.


Jorge Acevedo