Source: Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
What’s in it for you?
ThisWeb site contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.
Through several interviews, college students with disabilities from across Virginia provided key information for the site. These video clips offer a way for you to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful.
Each module includes several activities that will help you to explore more about yourself, learn what to expect from college and equip you with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college. Share these with your parents, teachers and guidance counselor — you might just teach them a thing or two.
Although we recommend proceeding in the following order, you have the choice to go to the information that is most relevant to you.
Sue Carmichael said to me that “a major role of an RNMH is to help those with disabilities to maximize their abilities, and we’d hardly be practicing what we preach if we did not give you this opportunity”.
Cooke, who at 40 is completing her last months’ studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, chose naturopathy as her specialty because, “Naturopathy combines the prescription of (standard manufactured) drugs with natural remedies and emphasizes general diagnosis, the use of natural therapeutics and traditional medicine, and we work with diet, nutrition, life style, and botanical medicine,” she said.
My sighted nursing experiences, which took place before leaving the country for five years to sail around the world in a 40-foot boat with my ex-husband and two children, were as charge nurse in a pre-natal clinic and a night float nurse at Stanford Hospital.
While working as a nurse in today’s healthcare world can be stressful enough, nurses with disabilities can face additional on-the-job challenges, including colleagues who may not feel they are capable of doing the work and needing assistance in a job that often requires strength and stamina.
Born missing a limb from her elbow, Danielle found ways to succeed in nursing school, graduate and land a job as a pediatric nurse.
Providing the rationale and context for the NLN’s decision to spearhead the think tank, NLN CEO Beverly Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN asserted, “Among NLN’s stated core values is the understanding that a culture of diversity moves beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the richness of each individual, recognizing that while diversity can be about individual differences, it also encompasses institutional and system-wide behavior patterns.”