Think College in the Media

3/29/18 | Meet Colton, a student with Down syndrome, who plans to take part in the wave of inclusive higher ed programs, featured on PublicSource website

This article about a young man preparing for college, features information and statistics from the Think College website. Ann Marie Licata, from the PA Inclusive Higher Education Consortium (PIHEC) and Sherri Landis, from the DREAM Partnership, are quoted in the article.

1/15/18 | #25-College & High School: "Think College" for Students with Disabilities, featured on the LOMAH website and via podcast.

The Land of Milk and Honey interviewed Cate Weir for this podcast on college options for students with differing abilities. The interviewer, Kim Albrecht, asks questions about the website, the college database, and the history of the Think College project.

12/21/17 | Opportunities Rise for College Students with Intellectual Disabilities, featured in the Christian Science Monitor

This article highlights the growth in college programs for students with ID, with a link to the Think College website and quotes from Tom Sannicandro and Debra Hart.

12/2/17 | David Seville is the Heart of Clemson Football, featured on ESPN YouTube channel

David, graduate of the Clemson LIFE program, is now the equipment manager of the championship Clemson football team. David, his dad, and the football coach are interviewed, as are other friends of David.

11/20/17 | Leaving College with Lots of Benefits – But No Degree, featured on WXXI a New York State affiliate of NPR

In the second episode of the podcast, Exited, meet three young people as they leave college experiences for the real world. Cate Weir is interviewed.

8/3/17 | Developmentally Disabled, and Going to College, featured in The New York Times

This Education Life special feature, including comments by Cate Weir, covers the experiences of students with intellectual disability who are taking classes in a variety of postsecondary settings. It also examines the challenges and benefits of initiatives to include these students in college and university communities.

6/7/17 | College Students Not Limited by Down Syndrome, featured on the A&E TV/Born This Way website

Cate Weir was interviewed by staff from A&E’s award-winning show, Born This Way. The article describes the growth in college opportunities for people with Down syndrome and includes profiles of Ruby’s Rainbow scholarship recipients.

5/20/17 | Joshua Williams has special needs — and he’s proudly off to college, featured in The Seattle Times

An opinion piece contributed by Joshua’s parents, Tony & Cindi Williams, this article is about how the family discovered that Joshua had options after high school, and how the Think College website changed their lives.

5/1/17 | The Path to Higher Education With an Intellectual Disability, featured in The Atlantic

Students with disabilities who attend postsecondary programs that emphasize work experience have a better chance of finding fulfilling work. Meg Grigal is quoted in the article, citing an employment rate of 40% for students completing federally funded TPSID programs.

Media Inquiries

Please direct all media inquiries to:

Cate Weir
Project Director for Think College
thinkcollege@umb.edu