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Benjamin Allen

The College Experience: Lessons Learned
Benjamin Allen

Date: 9/12/2017, 3:30pm Eastern

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Benjamin Allen, a veteran of Virginia’s “I’m Determined” program, talks about the lessons learned in his recent college experience at the University of Mary Washington from the viewpoint of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome.  The advice and stories he shares will benefit anyone in the disability community who is planning to attend college. 

Presenter: Benjamin Allen is a 2016 graduate of the University of Mary Washington where he majored in history with a concentration in military history.  He also pursued his interests in art and theatre.  Having participated in Virginia’s “I’m Determined” program for nearly 10 years—first as a participant and then as a student leader—Ben has embraced the principles of self-determination in pursuing his life goals. An artist, he is currently spending his time painting while he contemplates seeking a master’s degree in military history.