Victor's Victory by Taylor Griffin of KUNM Youth Radio

July 28, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

KUNM Youth Radio Programmer Taylor Griffin interviewed KUNM Youth Radio Blogger Victor Torres about his struggle with being a student with disabilities at his middle school. Victor has cerebral palsy and while it affects the development of movement and posture, as well as speech, it has no effect on his mental capacity. Sadly, he was treated as such by his teachers and ended up taking legal action.

This interview explores how Victor and his attorneys changed policies at the school for students with disabilities.

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I know it requires a bit of attention to understand Victor in this piece. But luckily, KUNM Youth Radio posted an excerpt of the interview in video from YouTube, so watch it right here!

And watch other KUNM media at their section of the Youth Media International website!

Intro and Outro music is by Robot Koch / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 and it was found at the Free Music Archive