Thursday, August 19, 2010

U. of I. opens state-of-the-art dorm for students with disabilities

Chicago Tribune
By Jodi S. Cohen, Tribune reporter
10:05 p.m. CDT, August 18, 2010

Facility marks new milestone for university, already a leader in disability services

CHAMPAIGN — With very limited use of her arms and legs, Kelsey Rozema has needed her parents' help with most daily tasks — getting out of bed, showering, putting on a coat and even opening a water bottle. In 18 years, they've been apart for only six nights.
So moving into a college dorm this week — and away from the reliance on her family — is even more of a milestone for Rozema than for the thousands of other wide-eyed freshmen arriving this week at the University of Illinois, a ritual that will be repeated on college campuses throughout the country in coming weeks.

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