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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