new column answering parents’, educators’ and students’ questions
about special education, in response to the flood of letters and
e-mails we have been receiving at Education Update.
I am a counselor in Sandy Creek New York (upstate) and I am trying
to help one of my seniors who has CP. He is interested in finding
scholarships for people with Cerebral Palsy, and I don’t know
where to tell him to look. Do you have any information?
Danielle James, High School Guidance Counselor, Sandy Creek, New
While I do not know of any scholarships specifically for persons
with Cerebral Palsy, it would be worth checking with some organizations
for people with CP. One such organization is United Cerebral Palsy
of New York, 330 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001, 212-947-5770,
The Yes I Can! Foundation awards scholarships for persons with
disabilities who are entering post-secondary education for the
first time in their lives. You can write the Yes I Can! Foundation
at 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201.
The Chairscholars Foundation grants scholarships to physically
challenged college-bound students. The contact person for the
New York Chapter of the Chairscholars Foundation is Andrew Fox.
You can write him at Club Planet, 485 Madison Avenue, 2nd
floor, New York, NY 10002, or e-mail Andrew@way.com. For more
information, you can also visit the Chairscholars’ website at
The following organizations might also be of help: The George
Washington University HEATH Resource Center, National Clearinghouse
on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
2121 K Street, NW Suite 220
Washington, DC 20037
202-973-0904 or toll free 1-800-544-3284, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org:
Association on Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD)
University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
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