Education and Independent Living
If you’re like many people with a disability, you may believe you’ll never be able to live independently. But with enough preparation and perhaps caregiver support, most people with paralysis — even quadriplegia — can live happily on their own.
People with a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and other disabilities face huge hurdles in transitioning to adulthood that most others don’t. Here are some proven strategies that anyone with a physical disability can use to live more independently.
By choosing a school wisely, those who live with paralysis or another disability can earn an advanced degree in spite of the myriad challenges they face.
Despite some progress, barriers to higher education continue to keep people with disabilities from reaching their full academic potential. The statistics are sobering.