I hear you 100%. I've been having the exact same problem with McAllen Paratransit. A month ago I had a gran mal seizure at home ending up in the emergency room. That same night I had a swollen purple eye. Still have some of the "comma" from it there. McAllen Paratransit won't let drivers help unload groceries from the bus. Today I bought 2 28 bottle cases of water. A male employee loaded them on the bus for me. However, the bus driver, didn't move an inch when I got home. I told him & emailed the supervisor of paratransit about it being left on the bus. He said he'd look into it. When I was at another store, they sent the lady driver with rules & regulations in her hand to show me they're not allowed to help passengers due to fear of lawsuit. I think they're sue-able for that alone, yet one voice against local or higher politicians hasn't helped yet. Supposedly, Paratransit is working to change it. So, in effect, I'm the horse with the carrot in front. I was checking out rollbackcampaign.org/issues/item.disabilityrights...., but its almost midnight. I, too, am looking for legal help on all this. My father, who has been helping me pay bills, is at the hospital at age 102. If noone here has any answers to these problems, maybe they can be spread to others who know the rights of handicapped people, including epileptics. Somehow, I doubt we'll ever be heard as worthy of tax dollars. Paratransit DOES allow bus driversl to assist those in wheelchairs, which is good, but not those of us who can die during a seizure due to a heavy duty fall.View Thread
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