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Merriam-Webster says an affinity group is “a group of people having a common interest or goal or acting together for a specific purpose.” That was our goal when we formed these groups within the Think College community. We started with just 3 groups in 2017—Research, Public Policy, and Vocational Rehabilitation.  ...Read more
On September 17, 2019, the US Department of Education issued new guidance clarifying that IDEA and vocational rehabilitation funds can be used to support dual enrollment, comprehensive transition, and other postsecondary education programs for students and youth with disabilities.  ...Read more
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The Accreditation Workgroup held an all-day meeting in Washington DC on September 11 focused on finalizing model accreditation standards for postsecondary programs for students with intellectual disability (ID). Congress required the National Coordinating Center to create this Workgroup of experts when the Higher Education Act was reauthorized in 2008. ...Read more
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The 2019 State of the Art Conference on Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disability will be held in Reno, Nevada on November 13 and 14., 2019. ...Read more

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Conducting a College Search: Questions to Ask College programs

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Conducting a College Search: Questions to Ask College programs has been completely revised and updated. It is easier to use, and includes tips and guidance on using the TC College Search database.

Voices of Experience: Students Share College Search Advice

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This publication features learned experiences from actual college students with disabilities. They talk about the size & location of campus, inclusion, course work, and more.

Consider the Alternatives: Decision-making Options for Young Adults with Intellectual

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This Think College Story by Lucy Balthazaar highlights the connection Lucy feels to her background and heritage, and how it shaped her desire to go to college.

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