Disability advocate changes how Colorado thinks about equality in education and employment – RED – Relevant. Essential. Denver.


“You can’t go to college.”  That’s what a teacher told Rick Newell when he was a junior in high school.  Today, he’s proving that teacher wrong at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Newell, 23, of Highlands Ranch, has intellectual and developmental disabilities and attention deficit disorder and is deaf/hard of hearing. He just wrapped up his fall semester at MSU Denver strongly, earning a 4.0 GPA in his Hotel Management Certificate and a 3.83 in an Event Management Certificate. This follows his transition out of the Inclusive Higher Education Certificate Program to complete his study without modifications or support from an external program.

Read the full article at: red.msudenver.edu

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