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Garnet Gamecock 12-19-2013 01:06 PM

Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
Please, please don't anyone make any jokes about this...

Having worked as a private college guidance counselor for 15 years, I can tell you that this is pretty awesome that Clemson has done this.

http://shine.yahoo.com/ellen-good-ne...205500192.html

We may "hate" our brethren from upstate on the football field, but this is pure class. This will change this young man's life forever, and it would take a total commitment from admissions and faculty to make the follow-through work so that he will be successful.

I cannot even begin to imagine how excited his parents must be!

Well done, Tigers! (There, I said it!)

treys1986 12-19-2013 01:11 PM

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Outstanding. Well done, Clemson.


Now, I need a bath.

Garnet Gamecock 12-19-2013 01:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by treys1986 (Post 4032402)
Outstanding. Well done, Clemson.


Now, I need a bath.

I know, I know.

SanAntonioCock 12-19-2013 01:21 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
Even a stuck clock is right twice a day.

1982Gamecock 12-19-2013 01:24 PM

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That's very awesome and kudos to CU for doing this for this young man. That's a strong societal message and opportunity they are putting out there!

Thank you CU for doing something kind and helpful!

Garnet Gamecock 12-19-2013 02:03 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1982Gamecock (Post 4032417)
That's very awesome and kudos to CU for doing this for this young man. That's a strong societal message and opportunity they are putting out there!

Thank you CU for doing something kind and helpful!

There's a Clemson fan who has had the guts to post here after the 5th loss and he is very polite and gracious and classy...

We ought to connect him to this thread...

I'm sure he'd appreciate a few kind words toward his university.

I just can't remember his screen name.

Anyone? Bueller?

bmccall 12-19-2013 02:43 PM

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South Carolina and Clemson both have the Life program that extends education opportunities to those with similar mental disabilites. I wouldn't be surprised if some other big schools have a similar type of program. It is absolutely wonderful.


http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/culife/

http://www.sa.sc.edu/carolinalife/

warriorchief 12-19-2013 03:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Garnet Gamecock (Post 4032458)
There's a Clemson fan who has had the guts to post here after the 5th loss and he is very polite and gracious and classy...

We ought to connect him to this thread...

I'm sure he'd appreciate a few kind words toward his university.

I just can't remember his screen name.

Anyone? Bueller?

I'm hoping that would be me? Haha. I found this last night, and I couldn't be happier for the kid. I emailed The Chive last night and linked them to the video, and they posted it this morning, I was very happy to see it.

He got accepted into the Clemson LIFE program. It's basically a 2-year program for those individuals with developmental disabilities, and it allows them to learn necessary life skills to function on their own. Teaches banking and budgeting, social/leisure skills, employment skills, and the skills necessary to live independently. It's also selective, they typically enroll only 6-8 students in the program every Fall.

Students live in a 4BR apartment, and they're supervised by an on-site RA. Living skills (cooking, cleaning, etc) are taught in classes, and the RAs reinforce it as-needed. They're taught about the CAT buses for transportation, and are given supervised on and off-campus employment. They also have counseling available if needed, and are able to take advantage of fitness training, leisure activities, and interact with the rest of the student body.

If you remember earlier this football season, there was a special aired about David Saville, a special-needs student part of the Equipment Team. He's part of the LIFE program, and he's impacted the team and coaches as much as they've impacted him. This kid will have the opportunity to do the same, and I can't wait to see the success story from his 2 years at Clemson.

http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departme...-clemson-life/
^ that's more about the program, for those interested in reading.

Lonnie 12-19-2013 03:47 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
I was about to post this as well. :)


Lonnie 12-19-2013 03:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by warriorchief (Post 4032518)
I'm hoping that would be me? Haha. I found this last night, and I couldn't be happier for the kid. I emailed The Chive last night and linked them to the video, and they posted it this morning, I was very happy to see it.

Hey WC,

I pulled your name in the X-mas card exchange. I didn't know you were a Tater! Please excuse the "Go Cocks" I wrote on the back of your card! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :wink:

sandstorm2001 12-19-2013 04:47 PM

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Honestly that sounds like the kind of life skills training that everyone could benefit from, though maybe not a 2 year program. Good to see them doing something right and I'm glad we have something similar.

kingoftheroost 12-19-2013 05:09 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lonnie (Post 4032553)
I was about to post this as well. :)


I am not ashamed at all to admit I was grinning from ear to ear while watching the young man's reaction. And a tiny something got in my eye for a second, too. Stuff like this is awesome!

Spurrier 'Em 12-19-2013 06:42 PM

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That's great to see. I wasn't aware of the LIFE program. Does USC offer something similar? Kudos to Clemson on this, nice to see something like this during the holidays

bmccall 12-19-2013 06:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Spurrier 'Em (Post 4032676)
Does USC offer something similar?

Yes. I posted that above.

Cocky chick 12-19-2013 07:32 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
His smile is priceless! I wish him much success.

GamecockMomSC 12-19-2013 09:31 PM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
That is so awesome. I hope has a wonderful experience at Clemson.

rolinb1 12-19-2013 11:39 PM

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http://www.cockytalk.com/showthread.php?t=202239

warriorchief 12-19-2013 11:47 PM

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http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/le...-out-his-dream

There's a fundraising page set up to help him out with tuition

GarnetSwarm1990 12-20-2013 03:19 AM

Re: Let's Put the Rivalry Aside for a Second
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by warriorchief (Post 4032518)
I'm hoping that would be me? Haha. I found this last night, and I couldn't be happier for the kid. I emailed The Chive last night and linked them to the video, and they posted it this morning, I was very happy to see it.

He got accepted into the Clemson LIFE program. It's basically a 2-year program for those individuals with developmental disabilities, and it allows them to learn necessary life skills to function on their own. Teaches banking and budgeting, social/leisure skills, employment skills, and the skills necessary to live independently. It's also selective, they typically enroll only 6-8 students in the program every Fall.

Students live in a 4BR apartment, and they're supervised by an on-site RA. Living skills (cooking, cleaning, etc) are taught in classes, and the RAs reinforce it as-needed. They're taught about the CAT buses for transportation, and are given supervised on and off-campus employment. They also have counseling available if needed, and are able to take advantage of fitness training, leisure activities, and interact with the rest of the student body.

If you remember earlier this football season, there was a special aired about David Saville, a special-needs student part of the Equipment Team. He's part of the LIFE program, and he's impacted the team and coaches as much as they've impacted him. This kid will have the opportunity to do the same, and I can't wait to see the success story from his 2 years at Clemson.

http://www.clemson.edu/hehd/departme...-clemson-life/
^ that's more about the program, for those interested in reading.

You killed it by talking about the Chive. That waste of space green onion website is awful. Can't wait till the next website fad comes along and the chive dies out.

Spurticus 12-20-2013 08:37 AM

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:clap: :clap: :clap:


Rivalry aside.......Nothing but praise for doing something like that.

BRAVO !


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