Kathy Molini, director of UCLA's Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), remembers vividly the day she decided to become independent.
She was 18, a post-polio wheelchair user who was spending the morning alone in the Westwood home she shared with her mother, father and younger sister. Usually they were on hand to fetch things for Molini. But on that day, there was a piece of paper she wanted off the upright piano, and no one else was around.
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