More than 500 students attended the annual Transition Conference Dec. 5, which helps people with disabilities prepare for the workforce by engaging students in talks with speakers as well as workshops that focus on self-advocacy and job demand.
On the autism spectrum, James Carmody, college freshman, and Elizabeth Boresow, college graduate, discuss their higher education experiences in an NPR series, Been There. Carmody shares concerns about doing well in college; Boresow speaks about learning from social mistakes.
Disability rights activists are fighting the proposed Senate Republican tax bill which, if passed, could cause significant cuts in funding for programs that serve people with disabilities, such as Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation and housing assistance.
A war veteran who uses a wheelchair discusses how companies a part of the sharing economy like Airbnb and Uber have a ways to go in providing accessible travel and temporary stays for those with disabilities.
Parlaympic silver medalist Andrew Jenks is back on the court for the IBSA Goalball Americas Championships. Jenks is also working on his Ph.D in political science and international relations at UD. He wants to help improve disability rights in the nation and the world.