- Matthew Ivan
Elizabeth is an educator who has lupus and uses a wheelchair. SHE can do it!
What can YOU do? It's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Meet Elizabeth Kumar (in photo below): Elizabeth Kumar is an educator who has lupus and uses a wheelchair as a result of her symptoms. She developed lupus seven years ago. Prior to her diagnosis, she was a classroom teacher. However, upon returning to work, she felt she needed more flexibility over both time and task than being in a classroom allows so she began tutoring. Currently, she tutors part time through a program run by Kingsbury Day School in Washington, D.C., meeting students at various locations. She relies on Arlington County’s STAR paratransit program to get to her students. She has also taught online.