While October is well-known for its designation as a month to bring awareness to the disabling condition of breast cancer, a lesser-known use of the month seeks to aid Americans with disabilities with their efforts to be independent and self-sufficient by urging employers to hire people with disabilities. Continue reading
In the south, diabetes is sometimes referred to as “the sugar.” This colloquialism reflects the often one–sided view of the two-type disease. Following a diagnosis in 2011 of Type-1 diabetes, Georgia native, Brittany Cook’s experience with the sickness has completely changed her preconceived notions of the auto-immune disease. Continue reading
Below is the transcript of a video interview with Jessica Mathis, an Armstrong graduate student with Cerebral palsy. A link to the video is provided in the post. Continue reading
As a math tutor for the College of Science and Technology, Janelle Partap helps students hone basic math skills. While the service she provides is helping fellow students do well in math, Armstrong’s Disability Services is helping her perform equally as well in school.
I want people to know that Bipolar disorder is a legitimate concern with very real symptoms. Continue reading
Patrina Lingard is turning one life-altering Armstrong experience into a noticeable difference in the lives of hundreds of Savannah female youth with her nonprofit, Making Change. Continue reading
Felicia Lowman is reviving the hackneyed adage, “you get out of life what you put in it.” Her positive attitude, which she graciously shares with the people closest to her, is allowing her to pursue higher education and excel.
Following a diagnosis in 2003 of Bipolar disorder, Joni Mia Turner is too busy trying to cope to think of the intricacies of her illness. As it affects every facet of her life, self-advocacy is more than just a catch phrase—it’s a necessity. Continue reading