Stephanie Kaznica, whose daughter has an autism diagnosis, contributes more than time to the UD training program for pre-professionals.
The Delaware Advance Scholarship Program, which was signed into law earlier this month, will provide grants to defray tuition costs for students with intellectual disabilities attending college programs. Combined with other state sources of financial aid, the Advance Scholarship will give students greater access to transition programs that hone their academic, career and independent living skills. Currently, UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate is the only such program that exists in-state.
Audience members at the Williams Syndrome Association national conference learned how UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate prepares transition-age students for adulthood.
Gov. John Carney today ensured that students with intellectual disabilities will gain greater access to postsecondary education by signing into law a bill creating the Delaware Advance Scholarship Program. It defrays tuition costs for college programs that enable students to hone the skills they need for a successful transition to adult life.
Universal Design for Learning encourages educators to proactively identify and eliminate barriers students may face.