"I facilitate the High School High Tech grant at Port Saint Joe High School and we have sent several students over the years. The first year it was hard to "sell" this idea to our students. So many of our students with disabilities are afraid to do new things. Once they have gone, however, they come back with enthusiasm and much more confidence in their future." reported Robyn Rennick.
"Don't just hand the students the application, really work with them to take this step in their development." Dr. Patricia Hardman, of Dyslexia Research Institute, urges school leaders to back this program by actively helping their students.
NOTE: This is NOT just for McKay Scholarship students but for any student with a disability. Disabilities may be physical or health related as well as a learning disability. The student DOES NOT have to have had an IEP or 504 plan but the disability has been identified by a professional.