This week, our director, Rachel Heinz shares insight on 4 Things to Consider when starting an inclusive post secondary program. According to ThinkCollege.net, there are currently over 270 programs for students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) across the country - with new programs starting each year. Inclusive post secondary programs have many benefits for … [Read more...] about Starting an Inclusive Post Secondary Program
An addition to the blog is a monthly interview series highlighting Bear POWER team members. This spotlight goes out to our Graduate Assistant, Brittany Knebel. Brittany joined the Bear POWER team last August, and has worked behind the scenes planning events and running social media. She is a second year student in the master's of speech-language pathology program, and will … [Read more...] about Bear POWER Interview Series: Brittany Knebel
Fall Open House, November 3rd 9:30am **Bear POWER Presentation and campus tour for prospective students and families** Register here Bear Blazer Volunteer Training Opportunities **two training opportunities facilitated by Bear POWER staff and Arc of the Ozarks will be held on campus, the week of November 26-30 dates/times TBD** Student Events, open to all MSU … [Read more...] about Save the Date – Fall Events
This week's blog post was written by Mary: an MSU student, Bear Blazer, and Bear POWER sibling. She shares her families' journey for her brother Thomas to pursue an inclusive college education, and how he found that at Missouri State. These two students are pretty amazing; we can't say enough about their friendship and successes! Meet Mary and Thomas... Hello all! My … [Read more...] about A Story of Sibling Love
The Bear POWER Team has some exciting news! On August 2nd we will be moving into our new home in the newly renovated Hill Hall. Before the move we have been located downtown, and haven't had a dedicated office space. However, we are eager and grateful to officially have an office near the heart of campus! This move means when students start in January we can easily meet with … [Read more...] about We’re Moving!!!