NICK'S LAW & THE STORY SO FAR

After our experience fighting to get Nick off to college in the summer of 2018. We decided we want to work with council members and state senators to create a law that would make sure other people did not have to re-fight our battle. We're still not sure exactly what happened and we are only just exploring the outlines of what this law might be. Nick did his part getting accepted into college and he was entitled to live in the dorms just like any other student but because the school was unable to provide any help beyond a a single room he would have to share with his live-in aide, that almost didn't happen. Our larger goal is to ensure that people with disabilities get the services they are entitled to in a timely and dignified manner. The personal care attendants also deserve their dignity, better pay and specialized training to be able to creatively resolve problems. Here you can see clips from the media about our story so far and updates from Nick about college life, the problems he is still facing and the solutions we're coming up with.

 

NEWS & VIEWS

Latest Stories

THERE

"There" is the story of Nick's fight to get into college and his first semester at SUNY Purchase. It builds on an earlier video about Nick wanting to go away to live at college called "Here," which you can see below.

HERE

Nick Astor is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of being a stand-up comedian and going away to live at college. "Here," is his story.

 

NICK ASTOR SETTLES INTO PURCHASE AFTER A CHAOTIC SUMMER

October 2, 2018

This article in the Purchase Phoenix gives you a glimpse of what college life is like for Nick and how important it is for his integration into society.

STUDENT WITH CEREBRAL PALSY WILL GET TO LIVE OUT COLLEGE DREAM AFTER ALL

August 9, 2018

This story in the New York Post announced our agreement with Purchase which allowed Nick to attend. But for us it was just the start of a lot of hard work to get everything by the time college started on August 23, less than two weeks away.

SUNY PURCHASE COLLEGE FIGURES OUT HOUSING FOR NICK ASTOR, STUDENT WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

August 9, 2018

This story in LoHud _ a local news site _ has some great detail on what we had done and what we still needed to do.

 

BROOKLYN TEEN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY SAYS COLLEGE DENIED HIS REQUEST FOR SPECIAL DORM

August 1, 2018

This story from Channel 7 Eyewitness News was the first story we did for TV.

TEEN: COLLEGE WON'T ACCOMMODATE NEEDS

August 1, 2018

Here's a video report from Fox 5. They were the most skeptical and least sympathetic to our cause but it still helped get the word out.

TEEN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY SAYS DORM ISSUE COULD KEEP HIM FROM COLLEGE

August 1, 2018

This was my favorite video report of the whole bunch from Channel 12 News Westchester.

 

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