Put Yourself on the Map: Inclusive Research With and By College Students with Intellectual Disability/Autism
The Think College Transition (TCT) project is an inclusive dual-enrollment transition model designed to improve post-school outcomes for students aged 18-22 years who have intellectual disability and autism. The key feature of this model is assisting students to be involved with college classes, work experiences, and social networking opportunities on a college campus with their same-age peers, rather than having typical transition services in a high school. Nine dually-enrolled students on two Massachusetts campuses accepted an invitation to participate in an action research project related to TCT, called Put Yourself on the Map. Students used multiple ways to describe their college experiences over one academic year. The research facilitators and students collaborated to answer three questions, the results of which are presented in this publication.
Paiewonsky, M., Hanson, T. & Dashzeveg, O., and Western Massachusetts Student Researchers (2017). Put Yourself on the Map: Inclusive Research With and By College Students with Intellectual Disability/Autism. Student Reports: A Think College Transition Brief. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.