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Brace yourself… College application season is upon us!

Patricia_PRC
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edited October 2020 in Health & Wellness


It’s almost that time of the year when students and parents alike start their anxiety-inducing journey into college applications. As parents of a student living with paralysis, this season has the added concern of making accommodations work in a college setting. Don’t reach for the paper bag yet!
The Reeve Foundation has partnered with Accessible College to provide parents and students with free consultation sessions to prepare you to transition into college.
Please read all about it on our College Transition with Accessible College blog or contact an Information Specialist at 1-800-539-7309 or through our website to learn more or request your free sessions.


Patricia E. Correa

Associate Manager, Information Services and Translation
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Have a question about paralysis and need personalized assistance? Contact our Information Specialists: www.ChristopherReeve.org/Ask

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  • IslaDuffy
    IslaDuffy Member Posts: 1
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    I went to college. I study for two months. I really like the training system. Every day at home they are asked to write a case study on various issues here. In addition, since the new year I am undergoing my first internship.
  • Patricia_PRC
    Patricia_PRC Moderator Posts: 9 Moderator
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    I am glad you enjoy your experience! College is a great opportunity and paralysis should never be an obstacle. Good luck with your internship!

    Patricia E. Correa

    Associate Manager, Information Services and Translation
    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

    Have a question about paralysis and need personalized assistance? Contact our Information Specialists: www.ChristopherReeve.org/Ask
  • heatherkrill
    heatherkrill Moderator Posts: 107 Moderator
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    This partnering with Accessible College makes me so happy!  Back when I was at Connecticut College in the 90s, a good friend became paralyzed while skiing.  There was not one dorm which could house her accessibly so they did (as they needed to) a complete renovation of a first floor dorm, where we all got to live together.  Amazing!  But certainly took a long time!  Good luck to your children headed to college!  
  • ambercollie
    ambercollie Moderator Posts: 183 Moderator
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    @heatherkrill agree! good luck to all the paralyzed college kids...my son was one of the 1st quads to live on his college campus. Cal State University Fullerton, CA housing dept. ended up giving him a downstairs 4 bedroom apt. He had 3 of the small rooms one for him, one for his caregiver and one as a office! And 1 roommate. It had a large roll in shower and automatic door opener. I don’t think he completely appreciated it at the time because everything was so new to him but he looks back on it now and realizes how accommodating they were! It was a good experience.
  • stephanie426
    stephanie426 Moderator Posts: 78 Moderator
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    I am so excited to see this partnership. When I was searching for a college, I had no idea what to look for in terms of accessibility, disability-specific programs, colleges that are more welcoming to people with disabilities, and more. Now that I've come out on the other side, I see that I could have had other great opportunities, if only I knew about them! I am so happy youth with spinal cord disabilities will have this to help them!
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