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State Policy Actions Supporting Higher Education for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

State Policy Actions Supporting Higher Education for Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

The passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 laid an important foundation to increase postsecondary education (PSE) options for students with ID, including the creation of Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs and Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID). Federal policy initiatives often require changes to occur at the state level to bring sustainable changes. Policies at the state level are influenced in a variety of ways, including the use of task forces, creation of legislation, and modifying budgets. This brief explores the state-level policy actions and trends that have occurred that are designed to strengthen inclusive PSE practices in those states.

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Jernudd, I., Nagaraj, S., Mueller, S., Rozell, D. (2019). State Policy Actions Supporting Higher Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Think College Insight Brief Issue No. 42. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

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2019
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