College Grads with Intellectual Disability Have Better Employment Outcomes

 

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"In a lot of ways, this is a civil rights and social justice issue," said Tom Sannicandro, the director of the Institute of Community Inclusion, about access to higher education for people with intellectual disability. Sannicandro is quoted in an article from the Christian Science Monitor that examines the increasing options available to students with intellectual disability who want to continue their studies beyond high school.

The article quotes Think College's Debra Hart, as well as staffers who run initiatives at various colleges and universities that are inclusive of students with intellectual disability. It also shares the thoughts of students on how accessing higher education has increased their self-confidence and independence.

Read the article here.

Image via Christian Science Monitor, courtesy of the New England Council.