Sheila Johnson, Knowledge Translation Associate for Think College, reflects on the valuable lessons she learned about work from a former colleague at ICI and current friend, Ashley.
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.
As important aspects of inclusion and diversity have been thrust to the forefront of everyone’s talking points, we must consider how colleges and universities support all individuals with disabilities on their campuses. For most students with disabilities, this is accomplished through disability support service offices. But what about students with intellectual disabilitiy?
In our first ever guest blog post, a mother shares the transformation her daughter made when educators presumed competence, treated her with respect, and truly included her.
As a person with a disability, I was never taught how to speak up for myself. One of the things that gets me excited is seeing young kids and young adults learning how to speak up for themselves. That's what we're doing with Think College Policy Advocates.