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Old 12-19-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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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!)
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Outstanding. Well done, Clemson.


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Outstanding. Well done, Clemson.


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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!
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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!
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?
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:37 AM   #10
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Rivalry aside.......Nothing but praise for doing something like that.

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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.
Whatever bro, I dont see why people like to hate on the Chive. The Chive does a hell of a lot of charity work and helps a lot of random people. Random Acts Of Kindness is what the Chive promotes. And who doesnt like looking at a little eye candy as well.

Back to the original post, a lot of schools do this glad Clemson and SC participate as well. Its a great program. The video is awesome, I love seeing his smile.
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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/
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I was about to post this as well. :)

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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!
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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.
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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
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His smile is priceless! I wish him much success.
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That is so awesome. I hope has a wonderful experience at Clemson.
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