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Personal goals are diverse too
Johana wanted to study Irish literature in Dublin:
Schwartz has written eloquently about the challenges and rewards
of a summer abroad in Dublin as part of her program at New York
University, NYU. Her essay "Irish
Literature in Dublin: Disability Does Not Prevent Study Abroad"
won first place in the 2002 Student Writer's Contest and is published
online by Transitions
In addition to describing the Irish literature that drew her to
Dubln, Johana provides details on the ways in which NYU worked with
her to meet her disability-related needs, even abroad. These included
assisting her with housing, special arrangements for exams and a
note-taker for lectures.
Adrienne is looking forward to independence and running
her own business:
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Sharon wants a community of family
and friends around her:
One of Andrew's dreams was to toss the first baseball at
a Marriner's game with his dog, Murray. He was able to do this as
part of a fund-raiser for Canine Companions:
These are just a sampling
of the stories that show the diversity of people who use AAC. Come
back to find more stories as this web site grows.