Think College in the Media
2/26/19 | Postsecondary Programs More Inclusive, Report Finds, featured in Disability ScoopMichelle Diament writes about information from the Year Three Annual Report of the TPSID Model Demonstration Projects (2017–2018), noting that with an increasing number of colleges offering programs for those with intellectual disabilities, higher education programs are becoming more inclusive and leading to better outcomes. Meg Grigal is quoted in the article noting that there are more programs, and there is more work to be done.
8/1/18 | Transitioning Students with Disabilities, featured in School Administrator magazineThe article details the complex work involved for high school teachers and school administrators to support students in attending college, working, and achieving other personal goals, post-high school. Meg Grigal provides some national context for this work, and colleagues from the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative, Holyoke Community College, Minot State University (ND), and Campus Connect (WI) are also featured in the article.
6/25/18 | ‘The choice should be there.’ More colleges enroll students with intellectual disabilities, featured on Philly.comThis article highlights all the positive activity happening in inclusive higher education in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. The focus is on Emily Scott, who is preparing to attend the new RAM Program at West Chester University this fall. Debra Hart, co-PI for Think College, is quoted, as are leaders from Temple University and West Chester University.
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 websiteThis 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 MonitorThis 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 channelDavid, 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 NPRIn 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 TimesThis 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 websiteCate 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 TimesAn 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 AtlanticStudents 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.
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