The Higher Education Act, the main piece of federal legislation that affects inclusive college programs, is not being reviewed by Congress right now. So, why should you still pay attention to what Congress is up to?
Hi, I’m Shelby. I started working for Think College in February of this year. I grew up and live in Colorado. Today I am sharing how my state made college possible for students with intellectual disability. In Colorado, the key was to pass state legislation.
Ten teams of policy advocates are preparing to visit Washington, DC in June to learn more about advocacy and disability policy, and then visit their Members of Congress. They are ready to take what they've learned to effect change in the disability community.
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!
The elections have wrapped up and new legislators are about to start their terms. Here are some things you can do now to engage with your federal, state, and local leaders.