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In its just released Summer 2020 edition, Lumina Foundation’s Focus magazine features three college programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Aggies Elevated at Utah State University, Integrated Studies at Millersville University, and Western Kentucky University’s Circle of Support.  ...Read more
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These last few weeks have been hard for our country and likely for you. These weeks may have been filled with pain and anguish, watching yet another Black person lose their life. These weeks may have been filled with fear and anxiety about you or your family’s safety. These weeks may have filled with long hot days engaging in protests against police brutality. These weeks may have been filled with new awareness, learning how to take action and transition from being not racist to anti-racist. ...Read more
In March 2020, COVID-19 quickly shut down much of the United States, forcing schools to send staff and students home and begin a new task for most: distance learning. For college students with intellectual disability, this sudden shift posed unique challenges—and for the staff who support them, as well. Staff at Think College quickly realized it could be helpful to give the college program staff a forum to share information, discuss critical topics, and just support one another, so we started hosting weekly meetings. ...Read more
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Just remember, we’re all in this together, even if we are at a distance. Staff at the National Coordinating Center are aware that our diverse community is in need of a wide range of supports at this time. College staff and faculty migrated from classroom-based learning to virtual environments. Internships are being done remotely. Learning opportunities are being embedded in the home environment. There is a lot of uncertainty about the future. Below are some resources we believe may be helpful as we all cope with this ongoing reality brought on by the COVID pandemic. ...Read more

NEW PUBLICATIONS!

Annual Report: TPSID Model Demonstration Projects

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The report provides program- and student-level data reported by TPSIDs during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Positive Outcomes for Students with ID Attending College: Why Medicaid Waivers Should Provide Support.

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This publication explains how the HCBS waiver can be used for PSE and outlines the benefits.

Tips for IEP Teams to Help Students and Families Prepare for Inclusive Postsecondary Education

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Featuring a checklist and related resources, this is a valuable tool for families and educators at IEP team meetings.

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