Breaking Down Disability Barriers - December 19, 2010

Tim Nugent on Negative Attitudes at the U of I

Tim Nugent speaking:
The university itself had a very negative attitude. They said originally that these people would be demoralizing, distracting, an extra cost, an extra liability, what would they do with a college education? Well, I would like to do as well as many of my wheelchair graduates have done, ‘cause three or four of them have given us a million dollars each for the program.

Breaking Down Disability Barriers - December 19, 2010

Charles Elmer on the Results of the Training that People Recieved at DRES

Charles Elmer speaking:
Many times maybe mom or dad had done all of these things for them and now I wanted them not to have this type of help and to do it on their own... after a while I’d have individuals who’d come back after they’d graduated and been out of school for a number of years come back and say, “Hey, I’m sure glad you got on my case and stayed on my back because it’s paid big dividends later.”

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