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Bridget Advocates for Inclusion

This week's guest blogger is Think College Policy Advocate, Bridget Brown. Bridget is a student at University of Illinois Chicago and traveled to Washington, DC to advocate for more inclusive schools, community options, and competitive employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Sharing my Disability Journey

This guest blog post is written by former Think College intern, Rachel Adams-Duffy. After graduating, Rachel was invited to speak at an elementary school where a fifth grade class recently read the book “Out of my Mind,” a book based on a character that was non-verbal and had Cerebral Palsy.

Turning Interests into a Career

Lori Cooney, project coordinator for Future Quest Island - Explorations (FQI-E), shares how her interests early in life helped shape her education and work, which is the basis of FQI-E: teaching students to understand and explore their interests and strengths.