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No Adult Left Behind at White Apple Institute
Congress enacted the No Child Left Behind Act, but what about adult students with disabilities who want to move forward in their educational pursuits?
White Apple Institute, an Arizona-based humanitarian organization that provides resources and services to differently-
Services include: assistance to enhance work performance while adapting to physical and mental challenges; managing issues related to cultural and ethnic diversity and discrimination;
“Everyone has tremendous abilities and potential,” said Danita Applewhite, a certified professor in special education and rehabilitation, a doctoral student at Capella University, and founder of the White Apple Institute in Arizona. “Our goal at White Apple Institute is provide the tools, (emotional, educational, spiritual or physical) to help adult students with disabililities succeed in life.”
Applewhite said she feels compassion for those who live with disabilities, but did not fully appreciate the extra struggles they faced until she lost her ability to walk after a near-fatal car accident. However, rather than dwell on her situation, Applewhite found a common bound with the pain that all individuals endure.
“I don’t deny the difficulties I, and others face,” said the Army veteran an advocate for a worldwide disabilities act. “I have just learned how to adapt differently. Now my focus, is to expand the reach of White Apple Institute so we can help other differently-
ABOUT DANITA APPLEWHITE
In addition to founding White Apple Institute, Applewhite is a speaker, Adjunct College Professor, Certified Special Education & Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and author.
She has been recognized by the media for her design and implementation of workforce preparation programs and grant writing for programs serving students with disabilities.
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ABOUT WHITE APPLE INSTITUTE
White Apple Institute is a private, humanitarian organization that provides online education, training and rehabilitation services for adults. The organization (pending non-profit) assists adult age students challenged with mental or physical disabilities, or at-risk issues, who seek mental, physical, financial, and spiritual stability. All services are provided regardless of religion, gender choice, ethnicity, or culture to enhance success in college, job-training programs, and the workforce.
For more information call 480-471-8082 or visit online at http://www.whiteappleinstitute.org/