Think College National Coordinating Center

Project Description

The Think College National Coordinating Center provides support, coordination, training, and evaluation services for Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs). Our center offers these services to TPSID grantees, as well as other programs for students with intellectual disability nationwide.

Think College is honored to continue the work it began in 2010 when it was first funded as the National Coordinating Center, supporting the growth and enhancement of postsecondary options for students with intellectual disability across the United States. To learn more about the TPSID projects, visit our TPSID web page.

Key Activities of the National Coordinating Center

Through these activities and national leadership and dissemination strategies, the National Coordinating Center will increase knowledge across all target audiences of the programmatic components and evidence-based practices needed to develop, implement, and evaluate high-quality inclusive higher education.

  • Build a knowledge base around effective inclusive higher education components for students with intellectual disability.

  • Provide technical assistance to TPSID programs, as well as other existing and new inclusive higher education programs, via a tiered technical assistance strategy.

  • Update program standards and data collection protocols for TPSID programs, and use these to collect, analyze, synthesize, and report annual and longitudinal follow-up quantitative and qualitative data on TPSID program components and student outcomes.

  • Develop recommendations on funding, memoranda of understanding, credentials, and accreditation for inclusive postsecondary education programs.

  • Establish accessible communication channels, including a website, a topic-based web portal, and associated affinity groups, web meetings, and discussion boards.

  • Provide training events nationwide to support the development and enhancement of postsecondary education options.


 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2025

Funded by

Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education

Grant # P407B200001


Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Principal Investigators

Meg Grigal, Principal Investigator
Debra Hart, Co-Principal Investigator


Cate Weir, Project Coordinator

Reports & Findings

Selected Publications & Media