From the University of Rochester Campus Times: “An individual born with a mental disability is faced with many obstacles, many of which the majority cannot understand. Social stigmas against the disabled these individuals create the widespread idea that these individuals cannot succeed as much as their peers, an idea that often becomes internalized.
Transition Opportunities at UR (TOUR) looks to help integrate disabled students into a the college environment. Similar programs have been developed on campuses across the country to promote increased involvement and participation.
The philosophy of the TOUR program is to give students with disabilities additional support and resources that they need to succeed.
‘I started to research into how I could help students with disabilities to have the opportunity to have the college experience as a more open and accessible option to them,’ Warner School of Education graduate and Director of TOUR Catherine Branch Lewis said. ‘We all have the opportunity to change the world, and I think anyone and everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from everything that is offered here at the U of R.'”
Learn more about this program via UR Transition Opportunities: Encouraging and motivating students with disabilites | Campus Times.