Reflective Journal Week 5

This week has been very touching for me because every day I see the enormous effort made by students and their families to continue their program and graduate successfully. It is the fact to integrate all these young adults to our society and try to make them independent.

"Use the skills that I have got. Do not focus on what I have not. Of course, I am aware of my limitation. Yet, I am a part of God’s wonderful creation". William E. Lightbourne

I know higher education institutions have the highest rates of students with disabilities. Only Union County College has more than four hundred students registered as disable and they participate in our diverse activities with regular students. In fact, Union County College is very obvious when expressing that it does not discriminate, also this institution prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities, as required by State and Federal law.

All videos we saw this week were beautiful. I have seen the effort that many of our students with disabilities have every day and I admire them. There is a young blind girl who knows the entire campus, and there we can understand that one disability could develop amazing abilities, especially mental ability because this young girl’s memory should be fantastic!

“How strange it is that people of honest feelings and sensibility, who would not take advantage of a man born without arms or legs or eyes—how such people think nothing of abusing a man born with low intelligence.” ― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

All videos we saw this week were beautiful. I have seen the effort that many of our students with disabilities have every day and I admire them. There is a young blind girl who knows the entire campus, and there we can understand that one disability could develop amazing abilities, especially mental ability because this young girl’s memory should be fantastic!

Despite the fact that higher education institutions have disability services, not everybody knows that. My recommendation is that Institutions, federal and local government should advertise more these services.

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