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Dual enrollment as a postsecondary education option for students with intellectual disabilities

Dual enrollment as a postsecondary education option for students with intellectual disabilities

This book chapter presents an overview of dual enrollment, an inclusive postsecondary education option for students with intellectual disabilities. The chapter begins with a definition of intellectual disability and a discussion of post school outcomes for students with disabilities. The chapter summarizes the results of a national survey of post-secondary educational options for youth with intellectual disabilities, and briefly describes the characteristics of three program models: substantially separate, mixed, and inclusive individual support. It also provides an in depth examination of the components, philosophy, and outcomes of the College Career Connection Program, an example of an inclusive dual enrollment model serving students in Massachusetts.

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Hart, D., Zimbrich, K., & Parker, D. (2005). Dual enrollment as a postsecondary education option for students with intellectual disabilities. In E. E. Getzel, & P. Wehman (Eds.), Going to college: Expanding opportunities for people with disabilities (pp.253-267). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

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2005
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