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a life filled with the answers but had no way
to get them out. Often my thoughts and ideas
felt trapped. Sometimes I was so full of thoughts
that needed to get out, I would blurt them out
at the most inappropriate times and places.
But I had a dream to go on to college and to
go into a helping profession. So I had to figure
it out on my own."
Joy Cobb tells her
to locate the Web sites and contact the disability
support services coordinators of Virginia's
colleges and universities.