Feature Issue on Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

National Center for College Students with DIsabilities

ICI, AHEAD Expand Postsecondary Prep

The Institute on Community Integration is joining with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and several other partners to oversee and expand the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD). Under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (Grant# P116D210002), the consortium will create educational modules for educators, expand a national resource database, provide educational materials and technical assistance related to transition planning, and evaluate the postsecondary outcomes of students with disabilities. Through the partnership, for the first time, NCCSD will also address the specific higher education needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Key partners will include administrators, educators, families, and students at institutes of higher education, transition programs, and high schools. 

“IEP and transition teams know that most jobs today, and in the future, will require more than a high school education,” said ICI’s Brian Abery, principal investigator. “This work is about ensuring that postsecondary programs have the resources to address the needs of people with all types of disabilities, with the goal of enhancing their employment and active citizenship.”

For more information, contact Abery at abery001@umn.edu. 

Volume 35, Number 1 | Spring 2022​

Feature Issue: Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Issue Editors:

Meg Grigal, co-director of Think College and senior research fellow, University of Massachussetts, Boston

David R. Johnson, Birkmaier Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Susanna Miller-Raines, regional alliances manager for Think College, University of Massachussetts, Boston 

Beth Myers, executive director, Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education, Syracuse University, New York 

Managing Editor: Janet Stewart

Graphic Designer: Sarah Curtner

Web Developers: Shawn Lawler, Jonathon Walz

Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD), and the Research and Training Center on Community Living and Employment (RTC), College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. It is supported, in part, by Grant #90DDUC0070 from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the Institute; and Grant #90RTCP0003 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), HHS, to the RTC. Additional support for this issue was provided by Grant #T73MC12835 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HHS, to the Minnesota LEND.

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