Living with a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury often leads to a need to for self-advocacy. Self-advocacy involves communicating your needs and taking action to get your needs met. In this video, Craig staff and patient-graduates offer suggestions and strategies for getting organized, communicating assertively, and finding the resources you need.
What is it like to attend college or university after spinal cord injury? The biggest hurdle is often your perception or confidence in yourself. Believe you can do it and you can! Once you make the decision that you are ready to attend college, campus disability service personnel are available to help with the details. Academic accessibility, such as note and test taking, and e-books, as well as environmental accessibility for classrooms, dorms, and on-campus transportation will all be coordinated through them. Students who have attended school after injury enjoy the many social aspects of college life – participate in sports, clubs, theater, Greek life, and make many friends. Give it a try – you will like what you see!
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