Oregon SB 572: Establishment of postsecondary programs for youth with IDD at Portland State University and community colleges
This legislation requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to work with Portland State University and community colleges to establish post-secondary program for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specific requirements of program are: establish and plan for individuals to learn and succeed in a community college; ensure students who complete the two year community college have the opportunity to continue enrollment in the Career and Community Studies program at Portland State University; include community partnerships; provide individual support for students; prepare for post-grad outcomes aligned with employment and independent living; implement universal design for learning practices; support equitable access to inclusive college through the use of undergraduate and graduate peer mentors. Students enrolled should be between the ages of 16 to 26 years old with an intellectual disability.
Appropriations from the General Fund in the amount of $600,000 for a two-year period to be allocated to Portland State University for the support of Career and Community Studies program. The amount of $900,000 for a two-year period, from the General Fund, will be allocated to community colleges that participate in establishing programs.