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The Think College National Coordinating Center is excited to welcome Sheila Johnson to the Knowledge Translation team! Sheila comes to us from, well, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). Sheila spent the past 9 years at the ICI communicating the message that adults with intellectual disabilities can and should participate in community integrated employment. ...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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  For more than 40 years, there has been a Disability Policy Seminar (DPS) in the nation’s capital, organized and hosted by numerous disability organizations. Until last year! And this year it’s all virtual…. It doesn’t make it any less important or impactful, though. ...Read more
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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Kathleen Becht is joining the National Coordinating Center team to coordinate all of its technical assistance and training activities.  Technical assistance is a cornerstone activity of the Think College National Coordinating Center, which has provided thousands of hours of direct technical assistance to date to TPSID model demonstration programs, other college programs for students with intellectual disability,  ...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.

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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.

I worked in publishing for almost 15 years. I worked with some authors whose names will never be known outside their specialized field, and I worked with others who made significant royalties from their book sales, whose names a layperson might recognize. Whether their reputation was big or small, there were many who enjoyed some level of celebrity

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Brene’ Brown

 

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