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Saturday, July 21 • 2:35pm - 3:25pm
Workshop: A Look Into How College Campuses Are Becoming More Inclusive FILLING

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You’ve probably seen those viral videos of young people with disabilities opening acceptance letters to colleges, but did you know that, until the last 25 years, students with IDD were not welcomed as college students? Attend this session to find out how more and more U.S. institutions of higher education have created post-secondary education programs for students with IDD. In this engaging workshop, we will talk about outcomes from these programs, including employment, and suggestions for how Best Buddies can be a campus partners for inclusion.

Speakers
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Sarah Carroll

Senior Director of Government Relations, Best Buddies International
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Lisa Derx

Vice President, Government Relations, Best Buddies International
Lisa Derx was introduced to Best Buddies while working as an assistant to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics. In April 1990, Best Buddies Chairman Anthony K. Shriver hired Lisa for what he said was a temporary, six-week job organizing the first Best Buddies Leadership... Read More →


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