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Friday, March 7, 2014

"We Connect Now": international networking site for college students with disabilities

In 2008, then-college student Gabriela McCall Delgado started "We Connect Now," a website to serve college students with disabilities. Five years later, the site — with content in English and Spanish — has blog posts by a number of contributors, a Facebook page, news, events, videos, and information on laws pertinent to people with disabilities.

Delgado describes We Connect Now's mission thusly:
We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
Blog posts cover topics as diverse as a critique of Glee's portrayal of the college experience of a student with intellectual disabilities, the thoughts of a student who meets a blind person for the first time, life coaching for students with autism, and an organization providing film school classes to students with developmental disabilities.

Learn more at the Week Connect Now website in English or Nos Conectamos Ahora en EspaƱol.

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