On Aug. 7, Dr. Clare Papay of the School of Education and Dr. Adriana González-López of the School of Continuing Education were awarded $50,000 at a board meeting of the D.R.E.A.M. Partnership. D.R.E.A.M., which stands for Dreams Realized Through Educational Aspiration Model, is an organization that gives high school graduates with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend college.
D.R.E.A.M. awarded this grant in recognition of Arcadia’s new, two-year post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities: Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate. The REAL Certificate was initiated for the 2013 fall semester.