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Accessibility Bridge's Educational Equity Program is designed to provide educational resources for students with autism and/or intellectual impairments that will assist in bridging the gap in the educational divide.
Goals of this program include:
What is Educational Equity?
Equity in education requires putting systems in place to ensure that every student has an equal chance for success. This necessitates understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by students and providing additional supports to help them overcome those barriers.
What is Digital Equity?
Digital equity means ensuring students have equal access to technology — as well as the training necessary to navigate ever-evolving digital tools.
Why are both Educational and Digital Equity important for people with disabilities?
Social collaboration is critical in development and learning. Digital media is an important influence on learning and development and the use of certain technologies, such as iPads, Zoom, YouTube, etc., are technologies that encourage interaction with peers and others. These digital social interactions can help people with disabilities be active agents in their education and in their lives at any stage.
Please visit our list of scholarship opportunities.
How can I support the Educational Equity Initiative?
Accessibility Bridge Corporation
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" Kids with a formal diagnosis, such as autism, Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder -- along with those who just need to move while learning--often find it challenging to shine in a traditional classroom. The kids who collaborated to write and star in this "Dear Teacher" video represent such students. So, they wanted to share with educators how their brain works and offer simple ways teachers can help. "
College is disproportionately costly for students enrolling in College Transition Programs (CTP) designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment. While the cost to attend these collegiate programs are equal to or greater than traditional college degreed programs, current regulations surrounding federal student loans prohibit students enrolling in CTP programs from qualifying for certain federal student loan funding, causing most or all expenses to be out of pocket.
Accessibility Bridge recognizes students with intellectual disabilities in their pursuits of post-secondary vocational or academic training by offering scholarships of varying amounts to assist with this courageous and necessary step towards independence, economic stability, educational equity and social inclusion. Take a look at the video above, " A Day in the Life of Marina". Its part of a vlog featuring Marina Martinez who has been studying marketing at UGA through the Destination Dawgs program. What this video shows is her increased independence and the inclusive nature of the CTP program and the college campus. Our Bridge 2 Success Scholarship program aims to afford more students opportunities to thrive in collegiate environments, just like Marina.
Applicants must have a diagnosed intellectual impairment (defined as a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills, this disability originates and is diagnosed before the age of 18). There must be a plan for additional vocational or academic training after high school and proof of enrollment is needed before any disbursements are made.
The Bridge 2 Success scholarship is open to students anywhere in the United States seeking technical, vocational degrees, or certificates from a 2- or 4-year College or University.
Details of how to apply will be added to our website once the application window is open.
If you are interested in donating to the Bridge 2 Success scholarship, click the link below, or email us at: email@example.com for donation-related questions.
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