Higher Education Is Becoming More Inclusive Of Students With Intellectual Disabilities
Colleges and universities around the United States are becoming more inclusive to students with intellectual disabilities. WUWM's Education Reporter Emily Files reports.
Nineteen-year-old Lauren Buchanan is a student at Bethesda College, a specialized program for students with intellectual disabilities. It is run by the nonprofit Bethesda Lutheran Communities, located on Concordia University's campus in Mequon.
"I wanted to go to college because I wanted to meet new friends, see new people and, like, have good relationships, good friendships with people," Buchanan says.
Young adults like Buchanan used to be excluded from higher education. But in recent years, they've gained increasing access to colleges and universities.