The Promise of Postsecondary Education for Students With Intellectual Disability
This article highlights the benefits of postsecondary education for students with intellectual disability (ID), but reviewing numerous factors contributing to its growth as an option for students exiting high school. The authors cite research done by the Think College National Coordinating Center that shows growth in opportunities for students with ID to attend college. This growth is attributed to factors such as credential development at institutions of higher education (IHE) and improved pathways to competitive employment. Evidence of this growth is demonstrated by states passing legislation supporting the development and funding of postsecondary programs for students with ID and increased interest from vocational rehabilitation agencies and other stakeholders.
Grigal, M. & Papay, C. (2018). The Promise of Postsecondary Education for Students With Intellectual Disability. New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education. 2018 (160), 77-88. https://doi.org/10.1002/ace.20301