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Eligible but Got Nothing: Hundreds of Thousands of People with Disabilities Blocked from College Aid

Click here for reuse options! When offices set up to assist people with disabilities become obstacles. QUEENS, N.Y. — Wendy Thompson always knew she wanted her son to go to college, but she didn’t realize so many people would disagree. Her son was born with cerebral palsy, a disease that has him using a wheelchair, but has little impact on his academic abilities. He graduated from high school with a Regents diploma in 2013 — a feat accomplished by only 18 percent of students with disabilities in New York City that year, compared to 70 percent of students without disabilities.
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Eligible But Got Nothing: Hundreds Of Thousands Of People With Disabilities Blocked From College Aid

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QUEENS, N.Y. ? Wendy Thompson always knew she wanted her son to go to college, but she didn’t realize so many people would disagree. Her son was born with cerebral palsy, a disease that confines him to a wheelchair but has little im...

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