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ERIC Number: EJ1123796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Changing Systems to Provide Inclusive Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Raynor, Olivia; Hayward, Katharine; Francis, Wilbert; Campisi, Catherine
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v29 n3 p271-276 Fall 2016
For several decades, institutions of higher education (IHE) have been addressing the need for postsecondary education (PSE) for students with intellectual disabilities (ID). These efforts have increased significantly since 2008 with passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The law includes a defined set of services and activities which make up a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) of PSE for students with ID, as a pathway to employment. In response to student need and the HEOA, California developed a unique partnership between Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and selected Community Colleges to create College to Career (C2C) Programs. This practice brief describes PSE programs for students with ID in general and development of the C2C programs. It also shares student outcome data and implications from the C2C programs which may be applicable to other colleges and universities as they strive to meet the PSE needs of students with ID on their campuses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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