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    Okwjoe, Sounds like your son is doing well for himself!! that is great! I am still up in the air as to what I'm going to do next year. Still looking into all my options. I have some people who want me to stay local for at least one year and some say go for it. The reason why some want me to stay is because all my doctors are here in the New England area. I still see my rehab doctor about every 3 months.

    Part of me is thinking stay here for one year maybe get a part time job and really put some money away. Part of me just wants to go out on a limb and try it. I'm thinking the first is more realistic. I have never taken a full college load before so maybe it is best staying around here for at least one year. I guess I'll wait and see which doors decides to open for me.

    You should be very proud of your son. Sounds like he's a great kid! Good luck to him in all that he is doing.

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    bailey,

    I stuck around for a semester close to home so I could adapt, it helped alot. Once I was living on my own I ran into some issues as well (mainly food shopping) but if you have an aid you can solve that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okwjoe View Post
    He lives in a dorm for disabled students and will move into a brand new dorm in September which all the disbled students will live on the first floor .
    That sounds more like a prison camp than a college, what ever happened to integration? Do they put the blacks and the Jews on separate floors too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isdale25 View Post
    That sounds more like a prison camp than a college, what ever happened to integration? Do they put the blacks and the Jews on separate floors too?
    This isn't forced I don't think, its offered.

    I remember I was offered the same thing and I refused because I didn't want to be surrounded by it all, I wanted to be at college just like anyone else and not put into a group.

    For some its great though, they are more comfortable when they have other people that can relate to them.
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    Hey Isdale what an ignorant remark you made... Yes they live in a dorm for the severely disabled because all of their supports are there, you can't imagine there are less fortunate souls who are just as disabled as my son's C4 SCI and they were born that way, they choose to be there because some require intensive nursing care. T hey will moving into a dorm next semester and live on the first floor along with 600 other students in that dorm.. The goal is for them is too live in a apartment or dorm room independently and manage their lives on their own by senior year like the vast majority end up doing. My son goes to all his classes himself, goes out to bars, joins clubs, makes friends,and does what other students do. So if he was stuck at home looking at 4 walls and feeling sorry for himself.. that would be segregation
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    I apologize if you interpreted it as insensitive. My only point was that secluding all of the disabled students onto a single floor of one dorm seems like a lazy, maternal attitude where everyone must be kept under control in one place. I understand that a lot of people have far greater needs than mine, but why not spread the resources around? There are plenty of universities which can manage their disabled student population without resorting to this extreme.

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