I want to the gym in the morning and I was there for like one hour and I had a lot of fun and I cant wait to go again after school. I was hanging out with some of my friends today and it was fun and I am sad that we are going to be on break for one week but its okay I will see my friends after break and I cant wait at all. I wish that I am on campus more so I can go to the gym. the gym is a lot of fun and I wish that I was at the gym right now but I am going right after school today after I have a meeting with some friends. I am going to miss all of my friends when I am on break and I know that I am going to have a lot of fun and I cant wait to go back to school after break and tell my friends about what I did over the break.
I love college and all of my friends and mentors that I get to hang out with and it is so cool that I am in college because ever since I was 8 I wanted to be in college and now my wish came true and I am very happy and I hope to be a teacher for little kids.
love keshia now going by Lucy
The Disability Awareness Day was hosted by the Vermont Coalition For Disability Rights at the State House in Montpelier, Vermont. This wonderful event happened last Wednesday and it’s all about self advocacy. During the day the self advocates and many others had a chance to talk to their legislators about barriers they face and what is important to them. Some of the main topics during the day were: housing, funding for healthcare, education and employment. These are some important topics for people with disabilities, and also for self advocates.
During mid morning there was a press conference about employment and raising minimum wage. This years keynote speaker was Chester A Finn who is from Albany, New York. He was appointed by President Obama in 2010 to be on the National Council on Disability. Chester is blind and has a developmental disability. He was the first speaker at the press conference followed by Dr. Bryan Dague.
Dr. Bryan Dague works at the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont. He talked about supported employment and finding the right job match for everyone. For example, Bryan helped me to find two internships that matched my interests and hobbies
The beach party
As the new Think college Dissemination Assistant I want everyone to know more about what I’m doing for think College. This position as the Think College Dissemination Assistant creates and maintain a blog, writes articles and use different media outlets to share information. The other essential functions of my job is to be responsible for the blog. As a part of my job I get to use all the social networking web sites like: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube. Another great part of this job I get to create videos and edit them for the Think College Program.
The next part of the day I was learning to operate the studio cameras from a switcher in the control room because they were doing a TV show called “On The Road”. I got to meet the host of this show and he was really nice and great. I helped to set up the studio for the shoot, and I got some of the most important equipment for the show. I thought that was totally cool and a lot of fun.
I love this program I am in its called think college I’m expanding my education my major is performing arts. I’m a Freshmen Here at UVM I love it because it’s a good quality to have I can’t wait for Tonight I have a dance at Burlington at the first congregational church with my boyfriend and friends Think college is a program for people for disabilities Right Now I’m hanging With my friend Keshia she is awesome And mentors Meghan, Shannon,gabby they Are Really cool in think college You get have mentor that I will help you with The whole entire 2 full years with them It loads of fun.
And making. New friends. Everything I love it here you will to
I will blog. Soon
april is like my best friend ever and plus i like my mentors and they are cool and i just hope that i will have fun tomorrow at the winter ball and i am hoping that a lot of my friends will go to the dance for i can have some friends to hangout with and i just want to have fun and i am going to make a cd of my voice and start selling when i can meet my first cd. I hope that i will have a great birthday next week and i hope that a lot of my friends are going to see me on my birthday.
I CANT WAIT FOR MY BIRTHDAY NEXT WEEK ON THURSDAY
I’m sitting in the “Fishbowl,” sipping on tea and talking to April as I write this post. I have been able to spend more time with April this semester, and it has been such a joy to make a new friend! Think College has given me many opportunities over the past few semesters, but I cherish making new friends the most. Many of the students and mentors are able to get together for lunch on Fridays (if you haven’t been coming already, please do!) and this time is easily the best part of my week.
I’m bummed to be finishing up with Think College and UVM semester, but I am always going to look back fondly on this program after graduation! I have shared many laughs, hugs, stories, successes, and even a few failures with such an incredibly supportive team. I truly feel at home with this group.
I would love to see this program grow and expand, and look forward to hearing about the students and mentors to come.
Thank you to everyone involved, and everyone to come! You all are amazing.
I finished Think College in December of 2013 and I was hired to work for University of Vermont. I’m the new Think College Dissemination Assistant and I’m in charge of the Social Media web sites for the Think College program. This is the first of many blog posts I’ll do for this job and I promise they won’t be dull or boring. I want to tell you something that is very cool and it involves a site called LinkedIn. I officially got Think College Vermont on LinkedIn, so please connect with us on LinkedIn.
I love this program called think college because I get to explore my self and who I want to be. I really want be a pop star and working with kids academic to day day work basiclay like my mom does for work I can’t wait to gradguate from here so I can start living with my boyfriend .it would be awesome if I lived. On campus at the L & L. Because my major is in perfoming arts
Hey this is. April aka otter this year. In 2014 is awesome. I love. Seeing and being with all the new mentors they. Awesome Latter. I am doing. A my own. Talk show for my boyfriend about think college he. Knows. Some. Information about. It he dose. Not. Know all. The. Fun stuff about. It. I. Can’t wait for my internships. Too. Excited mine is. At. The royall Taylor. Theater and the. Flynn I can’t. Wait to be. Famous. I lil ken. My. Class. I am taking. It is. Written expression. My. Teacher. Is. Jenny. Grosvenor the book of. Ghost map. Is really graphic I just. Had. Phish food really. Good . Sorry if I had been blogging. I will. Don’t. Worry