How a Parent Initiative Changed the Face of Postsecondary Education in Pennsylvania
Prior to 2013, there were limited postsecondary education options in Pennsylvania. Donna Partin, parent of young adult with an intellectual disability, wanted to create a network of college programs in Pennsylvania. Donna’s vision led to the creation of the DREAM Partnership. Today, the DREAM Partnership has assisted in the development and expansion of 8 postsecondary programs in Pennsylvania. Donna Partin, DREAM’s founder and Sherri Landis, DREAM’s Executive Director will share how DREAM found funding to develop programs, start a scholarship fund, and assist in policy changes for braided funding.