March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we at Able South Carolina are celebrating! Many of our EQUIP leaders have developmental disabilities and you will be hearing about my personal experiences.
Today I am going to focus on my experience with higher education as someone with multiple developmental disabilities.
There are also many social opportunities on a college campus; there are many lectures, clubs, and events that students can attend for free. There are many libraries where students can read or use the computer, and there are tutors available to help students write a paper or study for a test. Counseling services are available to help students cope with the stress and anxiety of college life. I am helping start a club for students with disabilities, and I can’t wait to see what we will achieve in the coming months!
Do you have any experience with higher education as a person with a developmental disability? Tell us about it in the comments section!
Written by Grace Trumpower, EQUIP Leader