WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Syracuse University's Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Educationwill bring their message of lifelong inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to D.C. on September 26 when they host "Redefining Inclusion" at The National Press Club.
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Syracuse University has a rich history of disability advocacy, including founding the first disability studies program in the nation. The creation of the Taishoff Center a decade ago and the growth of InclusiveU, SU's program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has continued to position the University as a national leader in the field of inclusive higher education. The Center's Executive Director, Beth Myers, views the Center's work as a gateway to a more independent life for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
"We really want to get across that college should be an option for anyone who wants to attend," Myers says. "It's important for us to do this type of outreach with students, families, and the general disability community, to keep spreading the word you have choices for your future – just like any other student has."
About: The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education is dedicated to providing full and equitable participation of students with disabilities in higher education. The center was established in 2009 by the Taishoff Family Foundation and has been operating InclusiveU at Syracuse University's School of Education since 2013. Since its inception, the Taishoff Center has made significant impact in supporting students with disabilities in higher education and within society at large. More information can be found at http://taishoffcenter.syr.edu.
For media inquiries:Karly Grifasi, Communications ManagerTaishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-405-7798 - cell
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