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Series Title

Practical Access

Keywords

self-advocate; down syndrome

Contributor

Elyse Mundelein

Disciplines

Accessibility | Disability and Equity in Education | Education

Description

"When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience." Today, Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines sit down and talk with University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni and Zumba lover, Elyse Mundelein. Elyse Mundelein became the first person with Down syndrome to be elected into UCF's SGA, but her journey didn't start there. Working alongside her support system, she has have created opportunities not only on campus but citywide for students with disabilities. Tune in to hear more about her story, what she is up to, and how she's learned to become a self-advocate.

You can follow also follow her on Instagram (@bestbuddies17), Facebook (@Mundelein Zumba Elyse), and TikTok (@mundeleinzumbaelys).

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Date Created

11-8-2021

Item Type

Other

Type

article

Length of Episode

13:23

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