Student with Down Syndrome Begins College Career

Do you remember watching the YouTube video of Rion Holcombe that went viral when he received his acceptance letter to Clemson University? Holcombe is a South Carolina resident with Down Syndrome. That video has nearly two million views!

 It is now time for Holcombe’s dream to become a reality! He moved in to his dorm recently and CBS News was there to capture the excitement. Holcombe is enrolled in Clemson LIFE, a two-year program for students with intellectual disabilities. Programs like this one are becoming more popular on college campuses around the country.

 One of the greatest benefits is the opportunity for inclusion. Both students with and without disabilities can interact with each other, which promotes diversity. This model of education has become very successful and I hope it continues to improve the lives of people like it has for Holcombe.

About Tuesday Talk With Alex

Born in Charleston, SC, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident when I was nine months old. I acquired a C5-C6 spinal cord injury. I'm now 30 years old and I do not let my disability deter me from acheiving my goals and enjoying life. I will be sharing my experience of living with a spinal cord injury.
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5 Responses to Student with Down Syndrome Begins College Career

  1. Sylvia says:

    Wow I’ve always wanted this for my Alex how wonderfull Have a wonderful time iron


  2. Connie says:

    My Little girl has Down Syndrome and this is the exact future I want for her.. huge inspiration knowing out little ones can do everything others can.. Have a great first yr..


  3. filemissile says:

    Thank you
    Blog fantastic
    Good luck


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