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Many teens and young adults with hidden disabilities such as specific learning disorders, ADHD, high functioning Autism and similar issues aspire to-and yearn for-greater success in higher education and community inclusion. Summer college-bridge or transition-focused programming, such as LDI’s Emerging Leaders Summer Academy, both address this need [...]

2019-08-20T14:39:18-07:00January 25th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Virginia Murray presents Pathways to Independence: Supporting Young Adults with Exceptionalities

Virginia Murray, online and adjunct faculty member for Grand Canyon University, spoke January 13, 2016 at Life Development Institute. During her session, Virginia addressed self-determination, self-awareness, self-advocacy, and provided an overview of important skills and strategies that assist adolescents and young adults as they work towards independence.  [...]

2019-08-20T14:39:57-07:00January 22nd, 2016|

Winter Wonderland for LDI Students, Yes in Arizona!

Too often, the idea of Arizona is mixed with thoughts of Saguaro Cactus, desert wilderness, and unending extreme heat. Although these exist, Arizona has so much more to offer to residents, visitors, and students. In fact, the winter in Phoenix metropolitan has come with a rush of [...]

2019-08-20T14:40:47-07:00January 20th, 2016|

Celebrating the Life and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As the nation reflects upon the life and legacy of Dr. King, LDI takes a moment to honor his memory in the most appropriate way possible, which is by quoting his very words: The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think [...]

2019-08-20T14:41:43-07:00January 18th, 2016|

Building Community through an epic Colossal Cave Tour and Student Defined Policy

LDI students have begun the spring trimester through immersion into community.  Combining social and academic endeavors has encouraged and strengthened the interpersonal relationships within LDI and enables a fresh optimistic launch toward success. To begin, students visited Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Vail, Arizona this past weekend.  [...]

2019-08-20T14:42:35-07:00January 14th, 2016|

Speaker Series Review – Enhancing Job Readiness and Employability for Young Adults with Autism (ASD) and Learning Disabilities presented by Mr. Robert Crawford

On December 9, 2015, Life Development Institute (LDI) welcomed Mr. Robert (Rob) Crawford, LDI's CEO, who spoke about enhanced job readiness and employability for young adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning disabilities (LD). To many, this can be a difficult subject to address, [...]

2019-08-20T14:49:11-07:00December 15th, 2015|

Building Leadership Talent in Our Community: Veronica Crawford Receiving the 2013 Community-Based Arizona Secondary Transition Services Award

In general, the independent living, employment, higher education, and community participation rates of Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) , who were served in special education settings is significantly below their non-disabled peers. The SRPMIC unemployment rate stands at over 50%, or more than six times [...]

2013-10-16T10:48:21-07:00October 16th, 2013|
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