In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo has announced a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice. Recipients will receive a $2,500 award for full-time study or a $1,250 award for half-time study. Applications are due by January 17, 2017, or until the first 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Apply online at https://scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/.

Applicants must:

  • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
  • Be a high school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in full-time or half-time (at least 6 credits per term) undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year. 

 

 5 Things I Wish People Would Know About My Autism

March 2, 2017

According to the CDS, 1:68 individuals are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Statistically this means there are approximately 2,291 individuals in the Wabash Valley with autism.  Autism does not only affect these individuals and their families but also their classmates, teachers, and other individuals within our community.  Historically, education and treatment of individuals with autism has undergone extreme changes. Increased awareness and understanding of ASD is an initial step in helping these individuals feel a part our community.  April Newton, a local speech language pathologist with 30+ years of experience in schools, hospital, and private practice, will share information regarding a project to increase education and understanding of students with ASD.

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