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The National Coordinating Center’s Evaluation Team is thrilled to share the Annual Report of the Cohort 2 TPSID Model Demonstration Projects (year 5, 2019-2020). This report summarizes data from the final year of the Cohort 2 model demonstration projects, including data on both programs and students. ...Read more
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The Think College National Coordinating Center has completed the Report on Model Accreditation Standards for Higher Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability: Progress on the Path to Education, Employment, and Community Living, and submitted it to the US Department of Education and relevant Congressional committees. ...Read more
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
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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

NEW PUBLICATIONS!

Report on Model Accreditation Standards for Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability

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This statutorily mandated report to the US Department of Education Secretary and relevant Congressional committees on Model Program Accreditation Standards was released in May 2021.

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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At the time of writing this, I have been at Think College for 12 weeks. I have been helping the dissemination team catch up on lingering tasks, adopting new responsibilities (monthly newsletter), and freeing up Rebecca Lazo, the knowledge translation manager, to concentrate on bigger projects like the NCC’s new Project Advisory Committee.

It’s summer! School is out, the weather is hot, vacation is calling. But did you know that there is still work you can be doing to help your inclusive college program? Just like you take a vacation over the summer, your legislators take a break from Washington, DC.

Almost twenty years ago, my daughter, Laura, was in her senior year of high school and asked me where she would go to college.  Laura, who was born with Down syndrome, wanted and expected to go to college like her older brother and high school friends. At the time, there were only a few college options for students with intellectual disability (ID). 

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