- Below are some of our most commonly asked questions. Have another question? Head over to our contact page to ask!
- 1 LOGISITICS OF EVENTS
- 1.1 Question: Are the events only available for homeschool and public school groups?
- 1.2 Question: Do you travel?
- 1.3 Question: Can my group only participate in a CRWM event on a weekday?
- 1.4 Question: How long does a typical CRWM event last?
- 1.5 Question: When do CRWM events take place?
- 1.6 Question: There’s rain. Will my scheduled event still take place?
- 1.7 Question: I’m interested! How do I sign up to receive more information or participate in a CRWM event?
- 2 DURING EVENTS
- 2.1 Question: How much does a CRWM event cost?
- 2.2 Question: How old do you have to be to participate in a CRWM event?
- 2.3 Question: What should I bring to a CRWM event?
- 2.4 Question: Does my child have to sit in a wheelchair during a CRWM event?
- 2.5 Question: Is there any liability attached to a CRWM event?
- 3 POST-EVENT PROJECT
- 4 LEADING YOUR OWN EVENT
LOGISITICS OF EVENTS
Question: Are the events only available for homeschool and public school groups?
Answer: No. While homeschool associations have participated in many of our CRWM events, we are open to all groups! Schedule an event with your organization, team, club, or schools on our contact page!
Question: Do you travel?
Answer: Our events are typically held within the greater Birmingham metro area. If you are outside the area and interested in leading your own CRWM event, find helpful steps on the process page or contact us!
Question: Can my group only participate in a CRWM event on a weekday?
Answer: Typically, CRWM events take place on weekdays, but we are open to doing events on the weekends. Please contact us to schedule an event that works for your group’s schedule!
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 to allow for participants to experience the perspective of accessibility and common activities from a restaurant.
Question: There’s rain. Will my scheduled event still take place?
Answer: CRWM events take place rain or shine! Under extenuating circumstance, a CRWM event may be canceled due to severe weather. If this happens, please reach out to reschedule your event!
Question: I’m interested! How do I sign up to receive more information or participate in a CRWM event?
Answer: Please utilize the contact page to reach out with questions or to request more information. We would love to hear from you and schedule a time for you to experience accessibility with Come Roll With Me!
Question: How much does a CRWM event cost?
Answer: All CRWM events are FREE, however everyone is responsible for their own meal during the event. Restaurants commonly visited include Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle, Zaxby’s, and Yogurt Mountain.
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! Please specify the age group in your event request, so we make sure to bring the right wheelchairs!
Question: What should I bring to a CRWM event?
Answer: All participants should bring an open mind! This event brings a new perspective to accessibility and respect for wheelchair users. Make sure to dress appropriately. You will have the opportunity to utilize the wheelchairs and some components occur outside, if weather permits. 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.
Question: Is there any liability attached to a CRWM event?
Answer: There are always risks associated with CRWM events. The leaders and volunteers present during your event should be aware and utilize waivers and safety education.
Question: Why do you do the post CRWM event projects?
Answer: The project allows the participants’ to use their creativity to share their experience. It gives them an opportunity to reflect on what they’ve learned. If you’ve participated in an event, we’d love to see what you gained from the experience- email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Question: What could the project look like?
Answer: There is no limit to the project! Post CRWM event projects range from drawings to writings to videos and more! See the testimonials on the home page for some examples.
LEADING YOUR OWN EVENT
Question: How do you choose the CRWM event location?
Answer: Locations are chosen based on the participants. CRWM likes to host events in familiar environments, so participants get a new perspective on somewhere they often visit. In general, location is determined based loosely on the following criteria: space to accommodate 6 wheelchairs, enough environmental variety (ie: ramps, sidewalks, grass) 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 a group (2-8 people), wheelchairs, and someone with a disability who uses a wheelchair. Resources can be found under the Get Involved tab to help you get started and plan your next event. Want to volunteer instead? Contact us!
Question: How do you get wheelchairs for an event?
Answer: Find a local wheelchair company in your area who can loan you a few used wheelchairs. Reach out through our contact page for further assistance.