New Resources from Think College about Paying for College, Peer Mentor Models, and More!

The ICI’s Think College team has recently published several new resources about improving postsecondary outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID).

This year, Think College met to refine their mission and goals for all Think College projects. Learn more about Think College’s work in their latest factsheet, Think College: Changing Expectations, Increasing Opportunities.

Think College also launched the Inclusive Higher Education Network this year, a new federal project focused on expanding inclusive higher education opportunities for students with ID. Read the Inclusive Higher Education Network factsheet to learn more about their goals key activities.

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How do students with ID pay for college?

Often the same way that students without disabilities pay. However, there are some specific resources for students with ID to consider when preparing for college. Read Paying for College: Exploring Funding Sources for an Inclusive Postsecondary Education Program to learn more about possible funding sources that students and their families can consider as they determine what will work for their specific situations.

Watch Paying for College: Exploring Possible Funding Options: A Webinar and browse related resources!

What kinds of supports do students with ID have in college?

Colleges and universities may be interested in establishing mentor programs to support students with ID. Mentor Models and Practices for Inclusive Postsecondary Education explores and summarizes three current peer mentor models from a private university, public university, and community college.

Visit Think College for all the latest news and resources about inclusive higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities!