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Weir, Cate; Boyle, M. – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
This Insight Brief discusses how students with intellectual disability can utilize federal financial aid to help pay for college. This publication is updated annually to reflect current legislation and policy related to federal financial aid for students with intellectual disabilities. The information provided is current as of January 2023.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Federal Aid
Caitlyn A. Bukaty; Clare Papay – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
Completing a program of study and earning a credential is a mark of student perseverance and success. Student completion rates can tell us how well colleges and universities support students in completing an educational program. A research study by the US Department of Education reported students who completed non-degree certificate programs had…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities
Jacque Hyatt; W. Drew Andrews – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
This publication provides an explanation of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, or Perkins V, which is the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (2006), and the benefits it provides to students with intellectual disabilities. There are many implications for students…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Equal Education, Students with Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Meg Grigal; Debra Hart; Clare Papay; Caitlyn Bukaty; Belkis Choiseul-Praslin; Rebecca Lazo – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
Think College Reports present descriptive data in narrative and tabular form to provide timely information to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers for review and use. This report provides an overview of descriptive program- and student-level data provided by Cohort 3 TPSIDs (Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Students with Disabilities
Meg Grigal; Debra Hart; Clare Papay; Caitlyn Bukaty; Belkis Choiseul-Praslin; Rebecca Lazo – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
This is a brief overview of the complete findings shared in the Annual Report of the Cohort 3 TPSID Model Demonstration Projects (Year 2, 2021-2022). Information is provided about the TPSID (Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability) projects including program characteristics, student characteristics,…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, College Programs, Transitional Programs
Chelsea VanHorn Stinnett; Kimberly Tissot – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2023
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are organizations mandated to be led by people with disabilities to serve people with disabilities and make systems change. CILs provide support to people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, to equip them with the skills to live independently in their communities, advocate for their needs, and develop…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Skill Development, Daily Living Skills, Inclusion
Choiseul-Praslin, Belkis; Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg; Migliore, Alberto; Chen, Jie – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
This publication shares findings from a secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study (NLTS) 2012 dataset, looking specifically at parent expectations for students with intellectual disability and autism and compared them to those of students in other disability groups. Specifically, parent expectations around living and…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Expectation
Choiseul-Praslin, Belkis; Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg; Migliore, Alberto; Chen, Jie – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
Employment is one of the most significant markers of independence and success for a person. One's ability to secure and maintain employment in a paid position can have a significant impact on their overall quality of life, community participation, financial self-sufficiency, and pathway to a long-lasting career. Unfortunately, the paid employment…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities
Burke, Kathryn M.; Becht, Kathleen – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
College is an opportunity for enormous growth in the lives of all students. Setting and working toward meaningful personal goals is one way to maximize those opportunities for growth. College programs for students with intellectual disability may struggle to address the independent living skills component of their comprehensive transition program…
Descriptors: Models, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, College Students
Weir, Cate – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
A college education is an investment in the future of every student who pursues one, but it does not come cheap. College expenses include tuition, fees, books, equipment, and room and board, if a student chooses to live on campus. These all add up, and every student must determine where the funding for college will come from. Students with…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Student Financial Aid
Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg; Migliore, Alberto; Chen, Jie; Choiseul-Praslin, Belkis; Smith, Frank – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
College-based transition services provide opportunities for transition-age students with intellectual disability and autism (ID/A) between the ages of 18 and 22 to receive their final years of secondary transition services in a college or university setting. We compared the extent to which youth with ID/A experience in-school predictors of…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg; Migliore, Alberto – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
Reviews of the transition literature have identified 23 in-school predictors of post-school success for students with disabilities. We sought to identify available variables in the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 (NLTS 2012) Phase I dataset that correspond with the 23 in-school predictors of post-school success to better understand…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Success, Predictor Variables, Transitional Programs
Macon, Megan – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
Next Steps at Vanderbilt, an inclusive postsecondary education program at Vanderbilt University, aims to equip students with skills and experiences to gain competitive employment. Next Steps has two primary goals: (1) Increase opportunities for students to gain targeted skills in career fields of interest; and (2) Create new career development…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, College Students
Choiseul-Praslin, Belkis; Papay, Clare; Grigal, Meg – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
Postsecondary education opportunities for students with intellectual disability (ID) steadily increased between 2015 and 2020, in part due to a federal model demonstration program called the Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID). This program, implemented by the Office of Postsecondary Education,…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intellectual Disability, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education
Becht, Kathleen; Weir, Cate; Bukaty, Caitlyn – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2022
All inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs are "housed" in a particular department, school, institute, or other administrative center on a college or university campus. This decision is unique to each institution and IPSE program. This publication shares the locations of current programs based on a survey and data from…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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