October is a special month for working towards connecting the value of higher education to success in our community. We are thankful to these outside sources that worked to highlight RCPD’s efforts of maximizing ability and opportunity at MSU.
Recently, Michigan State University was recognized as one of the top allergy-accommodating schools nationwide in Allergic Living’s article, “Colleges That Go the Distance for Students with Food Allergies.”
For 48 years, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) has been maximizing ability and opportunity for members of the Spartan community and beyond. In February 2020, RCPD was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating decades of creativity supporting community advancement and leadership in the area of diversity. This award was presented to RCPD Director Michael Hudson and staff during the MSU Excellence in Diversity Awards (EIDA) program sponsored by the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is pleased to announce a brand-new initiative launching Fall 2020: RCPD will provide electronic braille displays to incoming blind students who use braille at no cost to them – the first program of its kind at any university in the United States!
The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) believes in the capacity of achieving employment and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. The award-winning program Transitions in Training was developed with the BSBP to share the benefits of higher education and job opportunities for students who are blind or visually impaired.
Matthew Miller is an RCPD student with a visual impairment with a love for the game of ice hockey. Despite his disability, Matthew is able to enjoy watching the game due to the lighting and sounds that allow him to follow the plays.
Preparing for college can be stressful for students with dietary restrictions. Whether they have a gluten intolerance or Crohn’s Disease, navigating around a university’s meal plan has proven to be challenging. RCPD and Culinary Services are here to help!
Sara Sherman's commitment to excellence drove her to a national hockey championship, academic success, and a positive outlook on life, despite the challenges of learning disabilities and a traumatic brain injury.
Recently the RCPD in partnership with the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) hosted a professional prep dinner to provide essential resources to students, while assisting members and employees to achieve financial security, their goals, and ultimately, their dreams.
Senior Anthony Ianni is not only a Varsity Basketball athlete, but he is the team's biggest cheerleader and camaraderie builder. Ianni never let Autism keep him from accomplishing his dreams, and the RCPD celebrates his success.