ERIC Number: EJ996822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Students with Intellectual Disabilities Going to College? Absolutely!
Kleinert, Harold L.; Jones, Melissa M.; Sheppard-Jones, Kathleen; Harp, Beverly; Harrison, Elizabeth M.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v44 n5 p26-35 May-Jun 2012
In this article we describe the new opportunities for postsecondary education available to students with intellectual disabilities (ID) through the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. We also identify the importance of these opportunities for students with ID, and key strategies for ensuring that their college experience is an important next step to a valued career. We present important implications for high school teachers of students with ID in preparing students for pursuing postsecondary education opportunities, and provide student examples of successful participation in college classes, extracurricular activities, and career exploration activities. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Opportunities, Extracurricular Activities, Career Exploration, Mental Retardation, Higher Education, Pilot Projects, Partnerships in Education, Federal Legislation, Enrollment, Individualized Education Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Mentors
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Publications1
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004