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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.