The Futures Collection is a novel approach to note-taking and study skills. Comprised of three specialized notebooks, this system is designed to address barriers that students face as a result of their learning or psychiatric disabilities. Leah Ellis, founder of the LeahMonet Philanthropic Foundation, felt that creating an organizational system that focused on habit development, experiential learning, and conceptualization would guide student success. We are pleased to announce that the Futures Collection is now widely available at the MSU Student Book Store (SBS)!
Leah Ellis remembers exactly what inspired her. “As a single mother and returning student going back to school, I noticed that when taking all the information in, it was insane. How are all these kids sitting here and looking at all these notes? I couldn’t keep up. I had to figure out a way to separate these notes.” This moment is what influenced Leah to create the Futures Collections, the next generation of educational tools to suit all course needs.
The RCPD is launching a new signature program designed for students with psychiatric conditions in mind. An increase in students self-identifying with anxiety related conditions, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions has highlighted the need for a program to help students navigating the academic environment with psychiatric conditions. The PEER (Promoting Education & Emotional Resilience) Program seeks to empower students to learn about their mental health, develop positive coping skills, and successfully maneuver barriers they face.
As a division that works closely with a wide range of individuals on the MSU campus, the RCPD works to ensure full educational participation for persons with disabilities. There is value in helping students, staff, and faculty identify areas of strength and opportunity so that Team RCPD can correctly accommodate and maximize potential. Towards that goal, the RCPD is proud to announce that Shelby Gombosi will be joining our team of Ability Access Specialists this summer, specializing in Psychiatric Disabilities.
The RCPD is going through a transition of our own as we warmly welcome Grace (Boyang) Tong as an ASD and Psychiatric Disability Specialist, and bid Kelsey Foote farewell as she takes on a new adventure in the field.