Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome

by ScholasTIC Tourette Supporters
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Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome
Collegefund for students with Tourette syndrome

Summary

Disability rights include access to a college education. Students with Tourette syndrome are challenged with equity in opportunity due to the symptoms that impact their basic living, learning, and gainful activity. This project seeks to enhance the educational opportunity for high school graduates by improving enrollment and thus access, to a college education for individuals with the disability Tourette syndrome.

$10,000
total goal
$7,755
remaining
15
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disability that impacts each individual differently. It is a neurological condition that imposes unwanted motor movements and vocalizations upon the person with the disorder. Learning, basic life skills, writing, focus, & attention are impacted the most. Equity in education is being fought for throughout their lives as accommodations are needed to access school curriculum. Barriers to education come from learning differences unique to each person with TS.

Solution

Transitioning to college can pose a problem for students with TS because eligibility criteria may not be met due to physical effects of Tourette symptoms. College readiness can be affected by learning disability, financial burden, and health concerns. Rewarding applicants for preparedness can foster the desire to push beyond physical and financial barriers to secondary education. We reward perseverance despite adversity and help those with TS become independent through education.

Long-Term Impact

Students with TS struggle in school without support. 1million people in the US are affected by this disorder and many lack a meaningful education, skilled training, and jobs. Funding the scholarship program leads to higher enrollment into secondary education programs despite lower entrance eligibility. Scholarships given specifically to students with TS reduces barriers to vocational training, higher education, and independent living.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

ScholasTIC Tourette Supporters

Location: Pasadena, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com@ScholasTICSupp1
Project Leader:
ScholasTIC Tourette Supporters
Pasadena, CA United States
$2,245 raised of $10,000 goal
 
20 donations
$7,755 to go
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