Posts Tagged 'Cerebral palsy'

MEREDITH KOLODNER – Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

QUEENS, N.Y. — Wendy Thompson always knew she wanted her son to go to college, but she didn’t realize so many people would disagree.

Her son was born with cerebral palsy, a disease that has him using a wheelchair, but has little impact on his academic abilities. He graduated from high school with a Regents diploma in 2013 — a feat accomplished by only 18 percent of students with disabilities in New York City that year, compared to 70 percent of ...

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