Colleges can be inclusive as possible. It is simply the right thing to do!
Higher education opportunity act 2008 implemented 2010
Definition of a student with intellectual disability
Work study for student.
Think college for intellectual disability
WHO were covered with IDEA
Why is college important for ID?
26% more likely to leave with vocational
58% of students with disability had goal for college
11% of students with ID had a goal to attend college
Coordinating center at UMASS Boston
Check out office of special education programs previous directors who championed this.
Three kinds of programs STRIVE U is a segregated program
Pathway to college
Traditional - matriculated through a program
Non matriculated alternate - plan for the student with a job in mind
Under higher Ed act authorized by financial aid meets the requirements- must work with financial aid office
Full access to course catalogue
Partial or limited access
No access all specially designed
Kinds of PSE experiences
Duly enrollment via a program on a college campus to serve ID/DD
Individuals accessing college options
TPPSID. Transition and post secondary for students with intellectual disabilities
5 year cycle for funding
However use the lessons learned
Many TPPSID programs are serving autistic and asperger syndrome students
We can make a college experience available to more students
Give kids inclusive classrooms
Give them the technology
Unless kids have been exposed to algebra they may have a hard time with accuplacer test
73% of Maine students enrolling in community colleges are taking remedial classes in English and Math.
Madeleine Will quote
Interactives on thinkcollege.net for middle and high schoolers
Deb Gilmer Syntiro
Univ of Vermont
Many schools in MA