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ERIC Number: EJ1060449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9491
Students with Intellectual Disability in Higher Education: Adult Service Provider Perspectives
Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Kleinert, Harold Lawrence; Druckemiller, Wendy; Ray, Megan Kovacevich
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v53 n2 p120-128 Apr 2015
Postsecondary education (PSE) is increasingly becoming an option for students with intellectual disability (ID; Grigal & Hart, 2012). Postsecondary education offers the promise of pursuing a valued social role (that of college student), enhanced social networks, and, most significantly, increased employment options. To date, research and practice in the area of transition to PSE for students with ID has focused primarily upon the sending (public school systems) and receiving (colleges or universities) agencies (Oertle & Bragg, 2014; Thoma et al., 2011). Yet adults with ID often require ongoing supports through state and federally funded developmental disability waivers, and agency providers of waiver services have, for the most part, not been part of this vital conversation. This study represents an exploratory study of directors of developmental disability provider agencies in one midwestern state to assess their knowledge of PSE for individuals with ID. A total of 87 directors responded; quantitative results are presented and, based on these findings, we provide implications for the future.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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