Members of the ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone) Program enjoyed a field-trip of sorts Tuesday afternoon. Students in the program were invited to Clemson football practice by head coach Dabo Swinney. The ClemsonLIFE program has enjoyed immense success over the years as it provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reside on a college campus and learn to be independent by teaching functional academics, independent living, employment and social/leisure skills. ClemsonLIFE student David Saville is working as a student equipment manager for the football team, and on Tuesday, his classmates had the chance to watch him at work. Read more and watch the video.
Clemson routed North Carolina State over the weekend, but the 41-0 victory wasn't the highlight of the day for the Tigers. The best moment came in the locker room after the game when team manager David Saville got in front of the team and broke out a victory dance. The team went wild when he finished showing off his moves.
On August 22, 2014 Rion Holcombe was featured on CBS nightly news. CBS takes a look at Rion's journey from acceptance into the ClemsonLIFE program all the way to move in on August 17, 2014. Rion is part of an incoming class of 9 students. See the CBS Evening News story and the WSPA story leading up to the Evening News broadcast.
Former Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen and David Saville were speakers at the National Down Syndrome Congress that took place July 10-14 in Indianapolis, IN. See more.