For 2 years while attending Oakland University, Micah and his supporters fought for his right to stay in the on-campus dorm. December 23, 2009 Honorable Judge Duggun ruled that Micah had a legal right to move into the dorm.
For more detail on this struggle, please click here.
"Student Focus" in Syracuse University Education Exchange 2012, Nov. 2012
"Courtroom to dorm room" by Masudur Rahman of Oakland Post (Oakland University's Independent Student Newspaper)
"Oakland University student wins fight to live in dorms" by Marisa Schultz of The Detroit News, Dec. 28, 2009
"Intellectually Disabled Student Wins Dorm Suit" by Joseph Shapiro of National Public Radio, Dec. 29, 2009
"Oakland University student's victory makes him a pioneer" of the Flint Journal, Dec. 30, 2009
"Intriguing people for December 30, 2009" by Jay Kernis of CNN
"Oakland University Student Can Live on Campus" by Charles Manley of Michigan Public Radio, Dec. 29, 2009
"Cognitively Disabled Student Wins Legal Battle Against Oakland University, Will Move In" by Jeff Greer of US News and World Report Blog, Dec. 30, 2009
"Judge: Disabled student can live in dorm" by Jerry Wolffe of Daily Tribune, Dec. 31, 2009
"College appeals ruling on disabled student" by UPI, Dec. 31, 2009
"Disability Beat Radio Podcast" Jan. 20, 2010
Inclusive opportunities in college are the topic with Emma Fialka-Feldman, sister of Micah Fialka-Feldman who recently won the right to live in a dormitory at Oakland University as a student in the OPTIONS program.
Think College: Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, by Meg Grigal & Debra Hart (Brookes) 2010.
Inclusive Teaching: The Journey Towards Effective Schools for All Learners, by J. Michael Peterson & Mishael M. Hittie (Pearson) 2010.
Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms, by Mara Sapon-Shevin (Beacon Press) 2007.
Also, numerous articles about Micah have been published in newsletters.
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