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ERIC Number: EJ1153455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Supporting Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Attend College
Griffin, Megan M.; Papay, Clare K.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v49 n6 p411-419 Jul-Aug 2017
Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), such as autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome, have more opportunities to go to college than ever before (Hart, Grigal, & Weir, 2010). Over the last decade, the issue of increasing access to college for students with IDD has gained much national attention, in part due to federal funding through the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008). According to Think College--a national organization dedicated to expanding and improving opportunities for inclusive higher education for students with IDD--more than 240 inclusive college programs for students with ID exist across the United States (see Figure 1; Think College, 2017). This number represents an exponential increase in programs-nearly 10 times greater than the number of programs available in 2004 (National Coordinating Center Accreditation Workgroup, 2016). Despite the significant growth of inclusive college programs in recent years (Hart et al., 2010), families of transition-age students with IDD report needing more information and support from teachers to facilitate planning for postsecondary education (Griffin, McMillan, & Hodapp, 2010). The purpose of this article is to provide teachers with tips to support their students with IDD who want to go to college.
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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