Higher Expectations for Higher Education Blog

The Higher Expectations for Higher Education Blog Series is a place to hear new perspectives on inclusion from every angle – our students, our faculty, our peer trainers and our colleagues. We’ll talk about challenges faced in increasing access to higher education for individuals with IDD, and we’ll share success stories as well. We invite you to take a look and let us know what you think.

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New Blog from InclusiveU Students

A new blog from InclusiveU students has launched as part of their “Writing for College” Seminar. The blog will feature fan fiction, original stories, photos and other submissions from InclusiveU students. Check it out here.
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Q&A with our Outreach Coordinator and Self Advocate, Micah Fialka-Feldman

What is your name and what do you do? My name is Micah Fialka-Feldman. I work in the School of Education at Syracuse University. I am teaching assistant in SPE 311 Perspectives in Disabilities. What is your favorite thing about working at SU? My favorite part about working at SU is working with the people...
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Day in the Life of a Project SEARCH Intern

About the Authors: Precious and Kristen were part of the inaugural year of Project SEARCH at Syracuse University in the Spring of 2016. They both worked tremendously hard and had a great time, making friends and having new experiences on campus. Highlights include Kristen being featured in a Newhouse student video, and Precious getting a part...
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The First Ten Years

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Mahatma Gandhi This famous quote about change describes my experience in the development of inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disabilities. When I started researching possibilities ten years ago, there was next to no information about how to...
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A Universal Language

I wasn’t home from my semester at Syracuse University for even a week when I left New Jersey to embark on my five-week journey to Fermo, Italy where I would be working at a school’s psychology department with kids and young teens with autism. There I was, a 20 year-old college student with two years...
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