Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Student Wins Fight to Live in Dorm

After a two-year legal battle, a man with learning disabilities is finally being allowed to live on his college campus.
Micah Fialka-Feldman and many advocates hope his case in Michigan also prompts colleges nationwide to provide the same kind of support to students with intellectual challenges as they do for students with physical problems.
"We need to stop putting artificial barriers in front of people who want to learn and to start seeing the 'ability' in disability," said Margo Izzo, assistant director of Ohio State University's Nisonger Center, which provides assistance to people with disabilities.

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