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ERIC Number: EJ1045099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Developing Inclusive College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Papay, Clare; Griffin, Megan
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v38 n2 p110-116 Jun 2013
Over the past decade, inclusive postsecondary opportunities have become more available to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities than ever before. With greater demand for such opportunities as well as greater awareness of the possibilities for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, developing new programs on college campuses is increasingly attainable. To promote increased opportunities for students with severe disabilities after high school, we present strategies for developing inclusive postsecondary education programs. We discuss the importance of understanding and documenting a community's needs, identifying model programs, working with a broad range of stakeholders, developing a shared vision, and making an effective pitch to an institution of higher education. Finally, we address logistical considerations for developing effective programs for including students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A