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College Is Possible for Students With Intellectual Disabilities February 26, 2009

College Is Possible for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Sandy teen overcomes learning disability February 26, 2009

By Kirsten Stewart | The Salt Lake Tribune Posted: 02/24/2009 | Aubrey Goodell is sharing her story about her struggles with a learning disability as part of an international conference in Salt Lake City this week.

Aubrey Goodell was a walking contradiction.

She was a socially and emotionally mature toddler but prone to fits of anger. A bright child with strong reasoning skills, she labored to talk and by the third grade couldn't read or write.

Tests later confirmed a learning disability, although Aubrey, now 17, still lacks a clear diagnosis and encounters people who assume she's just lazy, stubborn or slow-witted.

But together with devoted parents and teachers, Aubrey mapped educational strategies which, she says, might benefit other so-called "paradoxical learners." She will share her story Thursday at an international conference sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America at The Grand American Hotel in downtown Salt Lake...

Able to Choose February 18, 2009
Preparing for Postsecondary Education Update February 18, 2009

Preparing for Postsecondary Education Update

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2015-2016 Planning Ahead: Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

September 24, 2015

While education beyond high school in the United States is optional, it has b