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Intellectually disabled students seek ceremony inclusion


April 26, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student with down syndrome is calling for the university to allow students with intellectual disabilities who earn certificates to walk with students who earn degrees at commencement ceremonies.

More than 6,000 signatures have been collected on junior Nick Harmon's petition that seeks supporters to "advocate for inclusiveness and equality on campus," the Gazette reported on Thursday.

School officials say the university system's graduation policy — bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree earners are p...

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