The students profiled in How Did You Get Here? Students With Disabilities and Their Journeys to Harvard (Harvard Education Press) had much to overcome. They faced a range of disabilities and also attitudes of some who demeaned them and suggested that they wouldn’t amount to much. The book is based on interviews with the students about how they persevered, and how they think about Harvard University and their futures. The authors are Thomas Hehir, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Laura A. Schifter, an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They responded via e-mail to questions about the book.
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