Student Stories

Megan McCormick

“The best thing my parents did for me was to treat me like my brothers and sisters. They told me, ‘You have Down syndrome which means you will have to work much harder to achieve whatever you want.’”

“I made sure my transition team knew my goals.” 

Megan is a student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, where she is working toward her goal of becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Megan’s Story, a short film featuring Megan McCormick, is now available for download on HDI’s website under Products and Resources. The film, which was sponsored by KY-TASH,  HDI’s Postsecondary Inclusion Partnership, and the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities,  focuses on postsecondary education for individuals with intellectual disabilities and debuted at the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington on November 5, 2009.