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Cohort 5

Lori Lange

EDUCATION • M.A. in Education and Special Education Aurora University • B.A. in Cultural Anthroplogy and History University of California Santa Barbara

ENROLLED • Cohort 5

LOCATION • Walworth, Wis.

Growing up in a very transient lifestyle, Lori Lange often felt at a disadvantage among peers of the same age. Through strong adult models, Lori gained the confidence needed to take risks and expand her educational goals. This resulted in increased self esteem, better job opportunities, which provided access to an increased amount of educated adults, resulting in a better lifestyle. Through the educational sustainability doctoral program, Lori plans to focus her studies on enhancing learning opportunities inK-12 self contained education. Her focus is on increasing lifetime holistic wellness through community belonging among the Intellectually Disabled. Lori will utilize Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in a rural community by increasing independence and participation within the community of the intellectually disabled residing there. By addressing Physiological needs, (food, water, warmth, rest), with Safety needs (Security, safety), Belongingness (intimate relationships, friends), Esteem needs (prestige, feeling of accomplishment) then one can obtain Self-Actualization (achieving one’s full potential, including creative activities) Lori believes this will decrease health issues and increase life expectancy of the individual.


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