A few years ago I started a conversation with international speaker Stephen M. Shore about a book idea he had involving sharing the personal stories of individuals with disabilities from their post-secondary experiences. While the conversation developed I was excited when Stephen asked me to get involved with the book. Now on August 21, 2015 the new book College for Students with Disabilities: We Do Belong will be released through Jessica Kingsley Publishers for our community to enjoy!

It is an incredible honor to be featured in this book with the names of so many amazing advocates such as Dr. Temple Grandin who wrote the foreword, and Pavan John Anthony and Stephen Shore who co-edited the book! Other contributors to the book include Francine Conway, Karleen Haines, Anita Frey, Ehrin McHenry, Mitch Nagler, Dena Gassner, Patrick Kelty and Melissa Mooney!

Thanks to everyone listed above for making this book a reality! You can pre-order the book today on Amazon here. Interested in learning more about the book? Read a description of the book below for more information!

College BookSharing the personal stories of individuals with disabilities who describe both the challenges and successes of their time in higher education, and with a major section on the findings of broad ranging research into the experiences of such students, the book explores the current situation, what works, and how things can be improved.

“You are not college material” or “you don’t belong in college” are comments frequently heard by students with disabilities. Despite this, college education is now an expected part of the transition to adulthood for many individuals with disabilities. The book includes practical advice to encourage self-advocacy in students with disabilities, and to support the professionals who are facing the challenges alongside them.

Covering cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and much more, this is vital reading for parents, individuals with disabilities, school teachers, college professors, and professionals working with adults with disabilities.