Below are some of our most commonly asked questions. If the answer to your question is not listed, see our contact page for more info.



EVENT LOGISTICS

Question: Are the events only available for homeschool and public school groups?

Answer: No, while homeschool associations have participated in most of our CRWM events, we are open to all groups, organizations, teams, clubs, schools, etc.

Question: Do you travel?

Answer: No, we typically do our events within the greater metro Birmingham area. If you are interested in leading your own CRWM event, please see the Process page.

Question: Can my group only participate in a CRWM event on a weekday?

Answer: No. Typically, CRWM events take place on weekdays, but we are open to doing events on the weekends.

Question: How long does a typical CRWM event last?

Answer: Typically, a CRWM event lasts about 3.5 hours from start to finish.

Question: When do CRWM events take place?

Answer: CRWM events are planned around a mealtime (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner).

Question: How often do CRWM events take place?

Answer: CRWM events takes place at least once a month or more depending on group and leader availability. In general, we encourage first-time leaders to go one time and see if you like it, because it’s no contract. Typically, once a month works well, but it is ultimately up to personal preference.

Question: Do CRWM events cancel due to weather?

Answer: CRWM events take place rain or shine. Under some extenuating circumstance, a CRWM event may be canceled due to severe weather.

Question: How do I sign up to receive more information or participate in a CRWM event?

Answer: Please utilize the contact page to start the conversation.


COMING PREPARED

Question: How much does a CRWM event cost?

Answer: All CRWM events are FREE, however everyone is responsible for their own meal.

Question: How old do you have to be to participate in a CRWM event?

Answer: CRWM allows children no younger than 4 up to seniors in high school. Adults groups can be accommodated as well!

Question: What should I bring to a CRWM event?

Answer: All participants should bring an open mind and dress appropriately for the weather. Again, consider having money to cover the meal for all who plan to eat.

Question: Does my child have to sit in a wheelchair during a CRWM event?

Answer: All participants are encouraged to sit in wheelchairs over the course of the event, but no one will be forced.


POST-EVENT PROJECT

Question: Why do you do the post CRWM event projects?

Answer: The project turns the participants’ experience into a tangible form; it allows them to be creative on what they have learned.

Question: What all could be done for the projects?

Answer: Post CRWM event projects range from drawings to writings to videos and more! See the testimonies on the home page for some examples.


LEADING AN EVENT

Question: How do you choose the CRWM event location?

Answer: Locations are chosen based on the participants’ familiarity. In general, location is determined based loosely on the following criteria: Enough room to accommodate 6 wheelchairs, enough variety for someone in a wheelchair to navigate, and something for them to do (ordering food, checking out a book, etc.)

Question: How does CRWM find professional contacts?

Answer: It may be best to start with the most recent person you have met who is a full-time wheelchair user. If you have not met a full-time wheelchair user, please reach out through our contact page for further advice.

Question: Who can lead a CRWM event group?

Answer: Anyone. Anyone with access to kids, wheelchairs, and someone with a disability who uses a wheelchair.

Question: How do you get your wheelchairs?

Answer: We started out with a local wheelchair company that let us borrow a few used wheelchairs. Reach out through our contact page for further advice.

Question: Is there any liability attached to a CRWM event?

Answer: There are always risks associated with CRWM events. Leaders should be aware of this and utilize waivers and education.

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