Thursday, January 6, 2011

Disabled Students Declare Independence, by Design

The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 2, 2011
By Katherine Mangan
Champaign, Ill.

Until he went off to college, Leo Kullander relied on his parents and brother around the clock to help him with routine tasks like getting up in the morning, dressing, and using the bathroom.
Now the 20-year-old sophomore, majoring in engineering physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enjoys a measure of independence unheard of for most students with severe physical disabilities.

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