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More Colleges Enrolling Students with Intellectual Disabilities

June 25, 2018

By: Susan Snyder, Philly.com/TNS

Source: Disability Scoop

PHILADELPHIA — Emily Scott has been part of the West Chester University family for a long time.

In her first year of life, West Chester students learning about child development regularly visited Emily and her twin sister, Elizabeth, at the family home in East Goshen Township. At age 3, Emily took swimming classes on campus. She’s since participated in nutrition, fitness, and dance programs.

So when it came time to think about college, West Chester was the logical choice. But Emily has Down syndrome, and the state university she had grown to love had no place for her or others like her.

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