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Do you work with students with ID or train staff working directly with students with ID? Do you want to implement, increase, or improve paid employment and supports for college students? If so, VCU-RRTC on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities has a fantastic opportunity for you: a free online course designed just for you. ...Read more
The Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC) at the Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston is hiring a research associate II to join our evaluation team. ...Read more
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In October 2020, Meg Grigal, co-PI of the Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC), received an email from Marisa Maia Machado, Researcher at the Department of Education and Psychology at University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal. Marisa explained that she became passionate about including students with intellectual and developmental disabilitie ...Read more
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The Think College National Coordinating Center has established a new Accreditation Workgroup to support the development of a program accreditation process for college programs for students with intellectual disability.  Past workgroups have been convened by the National Coordinating Center to develop, field test and refine model program accreditation standards.   ...Read more

NEW PUBLICATIONS!

Model Program Accreditation Standards

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The Model Program Accreditation Standards have been finalized! This resource includes the standards, guidance, review requirements, and next steps.

Plain Language Series

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This new series from Think College & AUCD currently features publications on FERPA, Federal Financial Aid, ABLE, and WIOA. Watch for more!

Transition Leadership: Special Education Administrators Support College-Based Transition Services

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This new brief features reflections from school administrators about their role in building successful CBTS to support students with ID to go to college.

INSIDE THINK COLLEGE BLOG | LATEST POSTS

Data allow us to see where we have been, an important role for these facts and figures.  But perhaps more critically, data should help us to know where we are going.

You hear a lot about the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court. These are the three parts of the federal government that govern our country. The federal government has played an important role in supporting inclusive college programs for students with intellectual disabilities, especially through the Higher Education Opportunity Act, a federal law passed in 2008 that defined Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs and funded the Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID). 

“The shortest distance between two people is a story.” – Patti Digh

The power of storytelling has always intrigued me: how sharing stories can spark attention and connect us together. It’s through this connection of relating to one another that we can begin to care and take action.

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