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Advice for Students with Disabilities
Gina Ceylan, College of Charleston
- It is absolutely essential to maintain a POSITIVE attitude.
- Be perceptive. Pay attention to what’s happening, and be a part of it.
- Figure out what you really appreciate, and get into it.
- Find what accommodations work and don’t work for you. This is all about trial and error. Don’t be afraid to admit that something doesn’t work well.
- Don’t hesitate to try something new or to invent your own solutions. How do you learn best? What motivates you?
- Plan ahead!
- Self-advocate! You deserve equal access to knowledge.
- Continually communicate with your teachers, ODS and other students. Be honest with yourself and others as much as possible.
- Embrace your condition.
- Get involved! We have a community on this campus, and we want you to be part of it.
- Try not biting off more than you can chew. Do as I say, not as I do. Realize that you can do anything, but not everything.
- Be as organized as you can possibly manage.
- Never, never, never give in to ignorance, apathy or negativity.
- Try science!
- Check out the Rec.
- Also, I urge you to recycle.