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Education Desk: First Class of Students with Intellectual Disabilities will Graduate from University of Central Florida


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Practicing for graduation on Friday, May 3. Photo: UCF

Practicing for graduation on Friday, May 3. Photo: UCF

Students at the University of Central Florida are graduating this week.

And for the first time-thirteen students with intellectual disabilities will join them.

Like any other undergraduate-they’ve taken college classes, completed internships, and lived on campus.

The Education Desk met with one of those students-Elyse Mundelein and her mom Tina-as she gets ready to put on her cap and gown.

If you’d like to listen to the interview, click on the clip above. 

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation.


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