At a February rally in support of state funding for more programs like the Academy, her husband lauded Kennesaw State's efforts.
When they graduate Thursday from Kennesaw State University’s Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, the only post-secondary program in the state that enables students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience college life, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal will be there to congratulate them. The school made the announcement Tuesday. This will be the third cohort of students to graduate from the academy. The second cohort of students in May 2012 received certificates and internships at the end of the two-year program. At a February rally in support of state funding for more programs like the Academy, Gov. Nathan Deal lauded Kennesaw State's efforts. The graduation will be held at 1 p.m. May 16 in Prillaman Hall …
They want lawmakers to include $350,000 in the state budget for programs like Kennesaw's Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, which provides real-world skills to disabled students who aren't able to attend college.
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Kennesaw State is the only university in Georgia that offers a post-high school option for intellectually- or developmentally-disabled students who do not meet the requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student. The university's Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth in May 2012 graduated its second cohort of students, who left with a certificate and internship at the end of the two-year program. The waiting list is full, and disability advocates are pushing lawmakers to include $350,000 in the state budget for programs like it, according to 11Alive. Rita Young of All About Developmental Disabilities said Georgia is behind the rest of the country in supporting individiuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities…