Letters to the Editor – Laney lacking peer support

April 21, 2016 11:39 AM

Editor—I am a single father who is currently having some financial hardships while dealing with specific medical rehabilitation needs off campus.
In Alameda County support programs for local native people with developmental disabilities is like finding a needle in a haystack. Who has the professional credentials to assist me with appropriate student assistance service on this campus?
Laney College operates like a low budget Jr. High School—many of the on-campus student resources services are confusing to some adults with past college experiences.
I need a student assistant to help with school-related things as a reasonable accommodation in place. It would also be helpful to have access to an experienced career coach that works with people with financial barriers to work through their challenges while continuing their vocational education with both post graduate or a disability assistance masters program. Where are the peer support programs?
Shawn Toliver
Psychology/Social Work

Editor’s Note: For Part 1 of our coverage of the problems disabled students like Toliver face, turn to page 1.

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