Connecting with college students

Visit the We Connect Now web siteAn email from a woman named Gabriela McCall Delgado alerted us to a very cool web site I’d like to share with you here — the We Connect Now website was created by Gabriela in 2008 with a $1,000 grant from YP4.

A native of Puerto Rico, Gabriella was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and a learning disability that made reading very difficult for her. She got the idea for the web site back in high school when she became frustrated trying to find a disability-friendly college and learn what resources were available to her.

The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with disabilities since April of 2008, and it provides college students with disabilities access to relevant news, blogs, personal stories, information about government resources, government laws and regulations, and opportunities for contacting other college students with disabilities.

Gabriella said she developed the web site to “connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a virtual community with a voice on important issues.” The website is linked to by universities, groups and government entities serving persons with disabilities in all 50 states and in 11 other countries. Why not join the crowd and link to We Connect Now? I checked it out myself and can’t think of a better way to get a read on what’s on the minds of kids in college who have disabilities.


 

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  1. Beth Finke Says:

    Thanks for your comment, and oh, yes, I can certainly see the advantage of staying close to home for college if you have a learning disability. But young people with learning disabilities are as different from one another as average college students are — some want to live far away, some choose to stay close to home. That’s why I’m so glad this web site for college students with disabilities exists, it covers all that ground.


  2. sharese Says:

    I know that some students who has a learning disability was closer to home, that kind of a schools who are lived their parents or guardian. Must should has students go away to school have their own responsibilies.


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