My name is Ryan Partridge and I am 20 years old.  I go to school at Barnabas Prep in Branson, MO.  I love my college.  I loaded up my parents car and moved in to my dorm room.





We take classes in life skills, religion and fun stuff like art and PE.  Our classroom is in many places.







We volunteered a lot –  Including ringing the bell at Christmas, working at local church and helping work a half marathon that raised money for our school and camp.






Some of the highlights of my first year of college include trying out and being the Lion in the Wizard of Oz play.






We even went on Spring Break – a cruise to Mexico where we got to test the life skills we have learned.






We finished the year with a dance and a graduation.






I will be going back for my second year in just a few weeks and I am excited!  Last year we did so many really cool things and I learned how to cook, clean and do laundry.  This year I will learn more job skills.  I am excited to live on my own and work a job that I love.

We are excited for you too, Ryan!!  Keep on rockin’ it!!!