Meet three Indiana students who are defining success their way. By creating individualized support systems, these young adults are looking forward to futures that include family, friends, activities, work and promise.
After graduating with her class, Linzy is now completing a community transition program that has been placing 18-21 year olds in a variety of paid work experiences. Linzy, who lives with her mother, independently uses both the public bus system and a dial-a-ride service that takes her around town and to her music lessons.
A college senior, Natalie lives on campus, where in addition to being a member of a sorority, she keeps very active studying, writing for her blog, filming videos, and giving motivational speeches. Natalie recently completed a summer internship in California and regularly volunteers and participates in service learning projects.
In addition to working as a landscape assistant at a golf course, Dallas loves lifting weights at a local gym. He lives with his mother and father who help with transportation, but he also uses a transportation service set up through an area disability service provider. Dallas recently purchased a new home gym, which he single-handedly assembled in his basement.