Our newest Knowledge and Translation team member sums up what she's been up to during her first 12 weeks on the job. Hint: it's a lot!
Inside Think College Blog
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? We share how to connect with your legislators while they are home for the summer.
Twenty years ago there were only a few college options for students with intellectual disability. There are now over 300 postsecondary programs nationally serving over 6,500 students. While this is impressive, we still have a long way to go. Stephanie Smith Lee shares how accreditation can help along the way.
As a person with a disability, I was never taught how to speak up for myself. One of the things that gets me excited is seeing young kids and young adults learning how to speak up for themselves. That's what we're doing with Think College Policy Advocates.
Data allow us to see where we have been, an important role for these facts and figures. But perhaps more critically, data should help us to know where we are going. Cate Weir reflects on the first year with a new cohort of TPSIDs.
There are many things that state government can do to promote inclusive college programs and help existing programs grow and mature. But what about state governments? Where do they come into the picture? How can we influence them? Are there things that my state government can do? The answer is Yes!
By harnessing the power of storytelling and emotion to captivate audiences, student stories can educate about inclusion in a meaningful way. Ty Hanson shares two of her favorite student stories from over the years.
Think College's Knowledge Translation Manager worked in publishing for almost 15 years, working with authors who had all different levels of celebrity. Read her thoughts on what celebrity looks like within inclusive higher education.
Kathy Becht is Think College's new Technical Assistance Coordinator at the National Coordinating Center. Get to know Kathy in this blog post on her journey to Think College.
Meet Think College's graduate assistant, Matt McClellan! In this post, he examines the intersectionality between the disability and LGBTQ+ communities.