The Role of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Supporting Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
In 2020, AUCD and the Think College National Coordinating Center (NCC) conducted a national survey that examined how individual DD Councils were supporting postsecondary education for students with IDD at the state level. As this brief explains, DD Councils in many states deliver diverse forms of support, including direct funding for programs, technical expertise, and support for coalition-building and advocacy. Think College NCC and AUCD conducted the survey in collaboration with the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), which conducted outreach to leaders of the DD Councils in all states and territories. Thirty-four DD Councils provided data through the survey. This brief shares the various ways DD Councils have supported postsecondary programs, including via funding awards, advising program development, and organizing state conferences.
Nagaraj, S. (2021). The Role of Councils on Developmental Disabilities in Supporting Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.. Think College Insight Brief, Issue No. 49. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.