On UCF Alumni Today:
UCF Students with Disabilities Move into Dorms and
Experience College in New Pilot Program
One teacher said Amanda Carbonneau would never graduate high school. Now, she's a freshman at UCF.
Amanda Carbonneau's new student ID lanyard hung from her neck, a proud symbol of her freshman status.
Two hours before her first class Monday, she mentioned the hip-hop class at the gym she wants to try. She had already discovered how delicious school food can be and stumbled upon Knightro the UCF mascot, good material for a Facebook post.
This is what life is like moving on campus for Carbonneau, a pioneer at the University of Central Florida. She is one of six students enrolled in a test program aimed at making higher education more accessible for those with intellectual disabilities.