IPSE Gets Its Day!

So there’s National Hot Dog Day, Sibling Day, Cat Day, Chocolate Covered Raisins Day (yeah, it’s a thing).... And then there is International Down syndrome Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, World AIDS Day, and many, many others. These days were created for many different reasons: to bring awareness, to celebrate, to showcase something really cool or really yummy, or to raise money.

May 15 has been declared Inclusive Postsecondary Education Day or #IPSEDay. The first #IPSEDay was held in 2020 and was spearheaded by the Southeast Postsecondary Education Alliance (SEPSEA) to celebrate and bring awareness to inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs, students, staff, and alumni across the Southeast and the country.

Two years later, SEPSEA has worked with Think College to launch #IPSEDay nationally. We are excited to have graphics and an #IPSEDay web page with sample text and images that people can use to show their support of IPSE. We want all the programs across the nation, all the students, all the alumni, and all the supporters to participate and share their stories, videos, and pictures. Let’s show the world what we know:

IPSE is a rewarding and life changing opportunity for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

You can use the information from our web page or you can come up with your own sayings, slogans, and statistics, just get your pictures ready. Get your stories and quotes ready. Get your statistics and data ready. Then on May 15, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN, YouTube or any other channel using #IPSEDay or #IPSEDay2022!

About the post author: Susanna Miller-Raines is a program manager at Think College working for the new Inclusive Higher Education Network supporting the growth and creation of state and regional alliances across the nation. Susanna is a co-founder of the Southeast Postsecondary Education Alliance.