The month of October has been set aside as Disability Awareness Month at IUP. The first event will feature keynote speaker David Carson on October 13, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. The theme of the program is “Expanding the Mainstream.”
David Carson learned at the age of twenty-five that he had a learning disability. This disability hampered his ability to excel in the classroom and also his belief in himself. He flunked out of three schools before finally graduating from college and successfully completed two further diplomas.
He can now see where he went wrong when he first attempted to progress through school. His perspective is genuine and his goal sincere; he truly wants to help young adults who are heading to college and assist them in succeeding and believing in themselves.
As keynote presenter, Carson will discuss his life and personal journey in completing college. Using real-life experiences and information from his book, Survival Guide for College-Bound LD Students, he will review the skills and coping strategies it takes for young adults to succeed in college.
The purpose of Disability Awareness Month at IUP is to advance our commitment to increase awareness and promote independence, integration, and inclusion of all people with disabilities at our university.
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