We want to give a BIG shoutout to Ellie Fizer who will soon be heading off to Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC (Myrtle Beach area) to study the Arts, Independent Living, and Job Skills! Camilla, Ellie’s mom, shares, “Coastal Carolina University offers a wonderful program for individuals with special needs called the LIFE program. We are very excited for her to attend… The staff is wonderful and provides the supervision that makes John and me comfortable, but allows Ellie to experience a typical college life. It is a beautiful campus and a wonderful size that Ellie can navigate and be safe.”
Each semester Ellie will take two typical college courses as well as classes to help her independent living and job skills. Ellie says she is most excited about being on her own, going to athletic games, and meeting friends. “Ellie wanted to know if she “had” to come at Christmas – we immediately said YES!!”, Camilla laughed.
Ellie has already attended their four-day orientation and stayed on campus with other freshmen in the program. “She absolutely loved this time to meet her cohort along with her new roommate and dorm mentor,” says mom. Until she heads off on August 12th, Ellie is working on her room decorations and has decided on a grey and white cheetah print theme. Way to go Ellie! We are so proud of and excited for you!
UPDATE: Ellie made it to Coastal Carolina University at the end of August is making her dreams come true! We are so proud of you, Ellie!