Chronic Illness in Higher Education: A Student’s Perspective

Author: jam784

I began my academic career when I became too ill to practice massage therapy and personal training. Since then I have completed a bachelor’s degree with double major in Human Development and Environmental Studies, a graduate certificate in Disability Policy and Practice, a MA in Sustainable Communities, and all the coursework for a MEd in Career and Technical Education. My thesis was Chronic Illness in Higher Education: An Autoethnography. I have 2 years of teaching experience at the college level in education, sociology, and environmental studies, Recently, I started a practice to help students with and without disabilities transition into higher education, including an understanding of their rights and responsibilities for accommodation.