Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

December 30, 2010

Many young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) leaving high school are preparing to take on adult roles that establish personal and social relationships that enable them to participate actively and independently in the community, their careers, and help define their quality of life. Today, one of those roles includes becoming a college student. What began through the efforts of a few individuals and institutes of higher education (IHE) has now grown into a movement of many who share the conviction that all students should have access to postsecondary education that leads to employment and independent living opportunities.