Hear from one of the newer members of the Think College team about what they learned so far-- you just might be surprised!
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.
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.
Hi, I’m Shelby. I started working for Think College in February of this year. I grew up and live in Colorado. Today I am sharing how my state made college possible for students with intellectual disability. In Colorado, the key was to pass state legislation.
Ten teams of policy advocates are preparing to visit Washington, DC in June to learn more about advocacy and disability policy, and then visit their Members of Congress. They are ready to take what they've learned to effect change in the disability community.