The Dreeben School of Education offers a minor in Special Education. Advocacy for Exceptional Learners is the newest course within the minor. Students enrolled in this course learn about the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and they apply their advocacy skills in several community-based learning projects. The spring 2017 students volunteered at the Respite Care of San Antonio and participated in the Games of Hope on April 20th.
Students enrolled in the course also visited with several community partners including Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Reddix Center, Lighthouse for the Blind, and UT Health and Science Center. Students were also invited to Lobby Day to support programs offered by Eva’s Heroes.
Future plans for the course include a study abroad expereince. Students enrolled in the course in spring 2018 will traveling to London during spring break. During this 7-day trip, students will visit K-12 schools and explore London. If you are interested in learning more about Advocacy for Exceptional Learners, or the London study abroad experience, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-832-2106.
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