Soundprints' After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 8:00pm

Credit: Erwin Wodicka

Take a look at how some schools and universities are trying to ease the transition of learning disabled students to a life after graduation.

Many learning disabled students are finding that they learn more readily with a variety of technology assistance and human support in their classrooms. But what happens once they leave school? Whether moving into the workforce, or on to higher education, most high school graduates discover they must adjust to new environments on their own and learn to advocate for themselves. In Soundprints' After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs, airing Wednesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2, Alyne Ellis takes a look at how some schools and universities are trying to ease the transition of learning disabled students to a life after graduation.

 

Both of these programs are part of WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies' annual Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series, a week-long outreach initiative designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with disabilities. At the heart of this initiative is programming, broadcast on WXXI-TV and AM 1370 that celebrates the amazing lives of people with disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 18-24. Dialogue on Disability is made possible thanks to support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.