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Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Personal Perspective on How Accreditation Standards will Improve Inclusive Higher Education

Almost twenty years ago, my daughter, Laura, was in her senior year of high school and asked me where she would go to college.  Laura, who was born with Down syndrome, wanted and expected to go to college like her older brother and high school friends. At the time, there were only a few college options for students with intellectual disability (ID). 

The Think College National Coordinating Center has completed the Report on Model Accreditation Standards for Higher Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability: Progress on the Path to Education, Employment, and Community Living, and submitted it to the US Department of Education and relevant Congressional committees.

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National Coordinating Center

In October 2020, Meg Grigal, co-PI of the Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC), received an email from Marisa Maia Machado, Researcher at the Department of Education and Psychology at University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal. Marisa explained that she became passionate about including students with intellectual and developmental disabilitie

Project: 
National Coordinating Center

The Think College National Coordinating Center has released finalized Program Accreditation Standards for Higher Education Programs enrolling students with intellectual disability (ID).

Model accreditation standards for higher education programs for students with intellectual disability were developed by a workgroup convened in early 2011 by the National Coordinating Center.