The Think College National Coordinating Center provides technical assistance services related to postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to college and program staff, K-12 educators, families, students and others. At this time, most services are available at no cost.
Send us a question or request. We have 16 consultants with expertise in inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) for students with intellectual disability who are available to assist professionals, families and students on a wide range of issues related to inclusive postsecondary education. Email our Help Desk and we will assign the provider with the best level of expertise related to your questions. If you want to speak to a specific provider from the list below, please let us know in your request.
Our Technical Assistance Providers
Focus areas: Program development and improvement, finding the right college, Comprehensive Transition Program application, program accreditation standards, funding options, strategic planning
Focus areas: Comprehensive Transition Program applications, program development, research and data collection
Focus areas: National policy, program development, research, employment supports and outcomes
Focus areas: College-based transition services (CBTS), college/school district partnerships, transition, Participatory Action Research
Focus areas: Vocational rehabilitation, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Kelly Kelley, Ph.D.
Western Carolina University
Focus areas: Program development and improvement, campus living, college academic access, peer mentors, admissions processes
Margo Izzo, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
Focus areas: Program development, strategic planning, transition to college and careers, vocational rehabilitation, industry recognized credentials, statewide alliances/consortia, program evaluation.
Brian Freedman, Ph.D
University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies
Focus areas: Program development, sustainability, mental health, family engagement, autism, campus access, admissions processes
Focus areas: grassroots efforts/non-profit development, early stage program development activities (needs assessment, developing relationships, etc), memoranda of understanding, program operations funding, statewide collaboration, family support
Lisa Pluff, MA
Director, Office of Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Education, UNC Greensboro
Focus areas: partnerships with non-profits, Medicaid funding, IHE approved credentials, program operations