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Books About Disability for Children

Books About Disability for Children

When I was raising my family, I couldn’t find children’s books that addressed the issue of disability in smart, eye-opening ways. There were books on just about every other subject a child could be interested in, but none I felt would open the door for a conversation about disability in language that kids understand and […]

New Scholarship Fund for Students With Disabilities

New Scholarship Fund for Students With Disabilities

The Jim and Martha Greenwood Fund will provide $1.3 million dollars in scholarships for SIU students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing degrees in science and engineering.

Life Rolls on for the Reeve Foundation

Life Rolls on for the Reeve Foundation

You know the story: Famous Superman actor has unthinkable accident, experiences near-death and wrestles with his will to live. Assured by his beautiful wife that she will always be there for him and that his children need him, Christopher Reeve, now a vent-dependent quad, decides he wants to live …

Community Colleges: Learn Locally, Live Globally

Community Colleges: Learn Locally, Live Globally

A great way to find your path in life is by attending a community college. Although this path doesn’t hold the prestige that a four-year college does, community colleges don’t have the high price tag of four-year colleges, either. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, average full-time tuition at community colleges ranges from […]

Amy Alexander works at the University of California at Los Angeles, raising money for its alumni-supported Annual Fund. After a bad experience at an inaccessible college in New York, Alexander plans to return to school at UCLA, which landed the No. 7 spot on our survey.

Disability Friendly Colleges

If you’ve got a disability, choosing a college means thinking about a lot more than just academic facilities and social amenities. This may be your first opportunity to live independently.