College: An Option for People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Terri L. Shelton, Vice Chancellor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In August of every year, a familiar scene unfolds in communities across the nation. The exodus from home communities to college campuses has begun! This is an exciting, but anxiety-producing time for many young adults. It is a time of letting go for their parents. Visualize cars loaded down with the trappings for a college dorm, the student seeing their college housing complexes, parents carrying all those boxes in, and the newly minted freshmen surveying the landscape nervously but with happy anticipation. A student sees possibilities at every turn, but the parent is conflicted about the “launch.” Sons and daughters convince moms and dads that it is time to leave. It is a benchmark event in most young adults’ lives as record numbers of graduates continue their education after high school.

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North Carolina Medical Journal, 70(6), 545-547
Language: English
Date: 2009
college, university, students, intellectual disability, developmental disability, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina, Beyond Academics

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