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Brendan continues the family tradition!
Brendan will be stepping foot on campus at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall of 2017. He has watched both of his sisters go to college, and because of IN! he will finally be able to do the same. Just turning 25, this is the first time college has been an option for him in Colorado. Brendan is excited to have the same college experience that his sisters were able to enjoy.
Highlights from the first semester for students in Elevate at ACC
Elevate at Arapahoe Community College (ACC) directed by Jennifer Dena, has set its students with intellectual disabilities (ID) up for success. The freshman class of five students all inspire different careers; paraprofessional, writer, business owner/game designer, music teacher, and health care assistant. Finishing their first semester, they are one step closer to reaching their independent goals.
University of Northern Colorado nears conclusion of first semester serving students with intellectual disabilities
Jenna Zecchino started writing poetry one day, and she hasn't stopped.
"Just started writing it one day because I was bored," Zecchino said. "And I've written like 500 poems already."
Now she's pursuing that passion at the University of Northern Colorado.
Before you ho-hum your way through this story about a student picking a path of study at a university, you should know Zecchino, 21, couldn't have done this a year ago. That's because Zecchino, like three other students at UNC this fall, is among the first class of a new program for students with intellectual disabilities.
Girls swimming: Woloson making waves for Boulder swimming
Izzy Woloson is a swimmer.
She is a Boulder Panther.
A typical teenager, and ...
Oh by the way, she has Down syndrome.
On Tuesday night at the North Boulder Rec Center, clad in her purple trench coat with the golden Boulder emblazoned on the back and a tiara to match, Izzy proudly walked with her mother Eliza and father Todd as one of the six Panthers seniors that have left their stamp on Panthers swimming.
It is a passion she hopes to pursue when she steps on the campus of the University of Northern Colorado next fall in Greeley, something her mother has pushed hard for in the last few years.
Eliza Woloson was part of a group that was instrumental in helping pass Senate Bill 196 — it created a pilot program for inclusive higher education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities — through Colorado's legislature. It was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper in the spring of 2016 and three schools — UNC, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Arapahoe Community College — are all participating.