Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Promising Path to an Inclusive Life
Today, students with developmental disabilities are being fully included in universities, colleges and technical institutes. They attend regular classes in a wide variety of courses and faculties, make friends, belong to clubs and participate in the informal and formal social life of these tertiary education institutions and go on to be successfully employed. This book describes the value of inclusive post-secondary education, the responsiveness of colleges, universities and technical institutes and the difference this opportunity has made to the lives of many individuals with developmental disabilities. In the pages that follow, information is provided on the principles and processes that guide the implementation and practice of successful inclusive post-secondary education initiatives. The benefits of inclusive post-secondary education and its impact on students with and without disabilities, their instructors and professors and families are described throughout. Many more adults with developmental disabilities deserve the opportunity to follow their dreams and to pursue an inclusive post-secondary education if they so desire. Hopefully, this book will help open new possibilities to a more inclusive adult life.
Uditsky, B. and Hughson, A. (2008). Inclusive postsecondary education for adults with developmental disabilities: A promising path to an inclusive life. Alberta Association for Community Living, Edmonton, AB.