When students with intellectual disability attend college, they often access inclusive postsecondary education, or IPSE, programs, attending college with other peers with or without disabilities. Students attending IPSE programs enroll in classes and have access to internships, social clubs, Greek Life, athletics, recreation, residence and dining halls, campus offices, and employment opportunities. Students take classes for audit or credit and work toward earning a certificate or credential. When they have completed their coursework, they graduate from their program and go on to more learning opportunities or to live and work in the community.
The “Think Higher. Think College.” campaign is designed to build awareness and expand access to college for students with intellectual disability. Our goals are to increase knowledge of inclusive college options, share information about the benefits and outcomes of students with intellectual disability attending college, and offer people ways to spread the message: “Think Higher. Think College.”
The “Think Higher. Think College.” Public Awareness campaign was developed by Think College’s Inclusive Higher Education Network.