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Audrey – What was your college experience?

Audrey – What was your college experience?

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He has just started college.  So, he started a month ago and it’s a very specific program.  It’s a program offered by the University of California at Berkeley, that’s called the Disabled Students Residence Program.  It really is the best thi... Show More

He has just started college.  So, he started a month ago and it’s a very specific program.  It’s a program offered by the University of California at Berkeley, that’s called the Disabled Students Residence Program.  It really is the best thing that’s ever happened to him and to us, because they really take care of everything that worried me about sending him to college.  It’s been so wonderful because he is encouraged to do things himself, he is enabled to do things himself, and for better or worse, there’s always a responsible adult around in case he needs one.  At this point, we are so happy that he is there, and so happy that he is happy, and that he is feeling independent, and he is feeling like he can do this.  He has another peer group of other students, who aren’t mostly spinal cord injuries, but have major disabilities.  They’re all intelligent kids, they’re all getting on with their lives, and it’s kind of like this whole band of teenagers, who are like, “Okay, so I got a problem.  What’s your problem?”  

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Audrey – What was your college experience?

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Son injured in 2009 at age 15, quadriplegic
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He has just started college.  So, he started a month ago and it’s a very specific program.  It’s a program offered by the University of California at Berkeley, that’s called the Disabled Students Residence Program.  It really is the best thing that’s ever happened to him and to us, because they really take care of everything that worried me about sending him to college.  It’s been so wonderful because he is encouraged to do things himself, he is enabled to do things himself, and for better or worse, there’s always a responsible adult around in case he needs one.  At this point, we are so happy that he is there, and so happy that he is happy, and that he is feeling independent, and he is feeling like he can do this.  He has another peer group of other students, who aren’t mostly spinal cord injuries, but have major disabilities.  They’re all intelligent kids, they’re all getting on with their lives, and it’s kind of like this whole band of teenagers, who are like, “Okay, so I got a problem.  What’s your problem?”  

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