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Supported Training Experiences Post-Secondary (STEPS) Helps Students with Disabilities Thrive in College

Published: January 10, 2019

by Amanda Corbin

The Supported Training Experiences Post-Secondary (STEPS) case study project provides leadership skill-building opportunities for college freshmen with disabilities who participated in the HDI Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) camp. HDI’s Teresa Belluscio leads the project. Teresa is a disability advocate with over twenty years’ experience serving underrepresented groups.

Five students participated in STEPS. After attending SLE camp as high school seniors, they graduated and began their first semester of college in August 2018. These five students met together regularly with Ms. Belluscio to discuss leadership and self-advocacy. They also became official peer mentors for high schoolers at the 2018 SLE camp where they worked with campers throughout the week.Supported Training Experiences Post-Secondary (STEPS) Helps Students with Disabilities Thrive in CollegeRead More…

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