Eligible But Got Nothing: Hundreds Of Thousands Of People With Disabilities Blocked From College Aid
|09/20/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
QUEENS, N.Y. ― Wendy Thompson always knew she wanted her son to go to college, but she didn’t realize so many people would disagree.
Her son was born with cerebral palsy, a disease that confines him to a wheelchair but has little impact on his academic abilities. He graduated from high school with a Regents diploma in 2013 — a feat accomplished by only 18 percent of students with disabilities in New York City that year, compared to 70 percent of students without disabilities.
But when Thompson met with a counselor from the state agency that is supposed to help people with read more >>>