Special Education Student Groups
- Volunteer through SCEC or Best Buddies | Special Olympics PA
- More information about the project and the student organization will follow
Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)
SCEC provides information and opportunities not only for special education duel major but students interested in working with exceptional children. Our organization provides valuable interactions to learn form and to teach students with exceptionalities. This includes multiple volunteer events and organized meetings that provide information for current and popular topics in special education. SCEC is active in Special Olympics in the Town Park and provides child care at monthly meetings for parents of children with autism.
Best Buddies Colleges pairs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with college students. In the past, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside of their own environment. Best Buddies Colleges provides an opportunity for participants to change the world simply by making a new friend.
The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
A collaborative endeavor developed by parents, adults with disabilities, BU and Columbia County Corporation that addresses the critical need for housing options and creative supports for adults with disabilities. Our efforts have resulted in a plan to create a unique housing opportunity that will directly improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, provide learning experiences for university students and enhance our community.
The plan involved the conversion of the former Trinity Church into housing units for individuals with disabilities and housing for BU students in two adjacent homes.