The speaker, Paul Daugherty, will talk about raising his daughter, Jillian, who has Down Syndrome and her experience with college.
What does getting a college "education'' really mean for a student with an intellectual disability? We weren't expecting that Jillian would get a degree, however she did earn 30 credits in four years. Far more importantly, she learned how to operate out in the world. We allowed her to explore to the extent we wanted her to get lost on campus, so she'd have to ask for help. How'd it work out? Better than we could have imagined. Jillian managed the men's basketball team for three years, and was good enough at it she got a stipend the last two. She still works at Northern Kentucky U., full-time, in the athletic department.
1. Participants will learn that a college education is more than just leaving with specific credentials or mastering a specific area of study
2. Participants will learn that having high expectations for a child with an intellectual disability is not only good, it’s necessary
Online Only Event
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Fee to Attend?||No|
|Financial Assistance May Be Available||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||No|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses||Down Syndrome - Trisomy 21|
|Online Registration URL||https://events-na6.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/839220836/en/events/event/private/1017458897/1378465648/event_registration.html?sco-id=1378902791|