College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Mason LIFE Program Makes a Lasting Impact for Adults with Disabilities

December 13, 2016

Sean completed the Mason LIFE program in 2015. Photo provided.

Down syndrome didn’t stop Sean Cross from pursuing his dreams of becoming a meteorologist. Cross, who completed George Mason University’s Mason LIFE program in May 2015, was recently featured in a social media campaign titled “Project: Just Like You.”

Project: Just Like You circulates images and stories of children with disabilities to showcase what makes them, well, just like you. The project tells individual stories about children with disabilities or diseases such as cancer, diabetes and developmental disorders. It’s an opportunity for parents to share stories to help educate and eliminate stigmas.

Thanks to the Mason LIFE program, a postsecondary program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Sean currently works full time for a local meteorologist and lives near the Fairfax Campus with four other Mason LIFE alumni.