After a car accident resulted in paralyzation at the age of 18, Ronald “Ron” Aguilar shifted his focus from gang-related activities to completing his education.
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush to prohibit discrimination of disabilities in workplaces, transportation, public facilities and education.
In 2010, ELAC instructor Linda Wilbur wrote a grant with the University of California Los Angeles for the Side-By-Side program.
East Los Angeles College departments and services have to request Diversabilities Support Program and Services for training on how to better serve disabled students, but some services have not received training since the onset of the pandemic.
California State University, Los Angeles students and East Los Angeles College alum Dilia Martinez hosted a workshop talking about the struggles college students with disabilities face
Having a disability can be a challenge because in society, people don’t think that they are capable of doing anything they desire.
Jennifer Sanchez has to face the discrimination of being different because she was born with no right arm, but that doesn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a corrections officer.