Sunday, April 20, 2008

University of Iowa creates program for graduates with disabilities

Jim Autry and wife Sally Pederson are proud of their son, Ronald. He graduated from National-Louis University in Illinois, which had a program to assist students with disabilities. His parents were inspired to help the University of Iowa set up REACH — Realizing Educational and Career Hopes. It is the nation's second state university to have such a program.
Ronald Autry, who has autism, secured a good job and now lives in his own apartment after two years in a specialized college program. His success propelled his parents to help launch a new program, Realizing Educational and Career Hopes, at the University of Iowa for students with disabilities, which is only the second of its kind at a major U.S. public university. The Des Moines Register (Iowa)

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