My College Life: Students with Intellectual Disability Share Their Lived Experiences
Students with intellectual disability are increasingly identifying college as a goal, but far too few have actually had the option. It’s been nearly 20 years since the first inclusive college programs began and still, just 2% of school-age students with intellectual disability are attending college. It’s time to change that! The “Think Higher. Think College.” Public Awareness campaign was created to educate and inform families, students, teachers, school administrators, transition and vocational rehabilitation professionals, and higher education faculty and staff about what’s possible for students with intellectual disability.
This webinar features a panel of college students sharing about their lived experiences, including Kenneth Kelty, alumni of Western Carolina University; Grace Medina, University of Oklahoma; and Jaylen Walker, University of Northern Texas. Dan Habib (Westchester Institute on Human Development) and Mindy Lingo (Institute for Community Inclusion, Think College) posed questions to the students, showed the "Think Higher. Think College.” campaign video, and Dan showed the campaign website, including tools to spread the word about college access for students with intellectual disability.
The transcript for this webinar is available here.