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IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

Written by Candace Cortiella

Recent amendments to the federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04), include several revisions to the requirements for transition planning designed to improve postsecondary results for students with disabilities. Poor post-school outcomes for students with disabilities and the need for dramatic improvement in this area are not new issues. In … Continue reading IDEA 2004: Improving Transition Planning and Results

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2008 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Lenora Somervell

Lenora Somerville – Personal Statement I am an academically-gifted student who has struggled with learning disabilities (LDs) all my life although I wasn’t officially diagnosed until 2005. Since I began to talk, people remarked on my intelligence. Yet when I learned to write my name, I wrote a mirror image. I was nearly held back … Continue reading 2008 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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2007 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Ryan Makinson

Ryan Makinson – Personal Statement Some people fear heights, other people fear snakes, but what I fear is writing essays. I find nothing more daunting than a blank sheet of paper waiting for me to divulge my thoughts and feelings that do not want to come. My head is streaming with thoughts, but my hand … Continue reading 2007 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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2005 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Liana Mulholland

Liana Mulholland – Personal Statement I’ve been called many things throughout my life. …Lazy, stupid, doesn’t even try… My third grade math teacher doesn’t believe me when I tell her I can’t read the directions she has written on the board. Again and again I ask her to read them to me. She refuses. So … Continue reading 2005 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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