Think College staff to present at the National CEC Convention

Council for Exceptional Children 2019 Convention logo

Will you be attending the CEC convention in Indianapolis? If so, be sure to attend these sessions focused on inclusive higher education, and be sure to find a big CEC TV screen to see the latest short video from Think College. Of course there are also the wonderful sessions that our Think College staff will be presenting; just see below for dates and times!


Throughout the conference, be sure to check out CEC TV playing on monitors throughout the convention center and conference hotels to see a brand new short video about the critical work of Think College. Hear from students, college faculty and staff, and Think College staff about all the ways college effects the lives of people with intellectual disability when they have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of college.

If you're not in Indianapolis or you're dying to see the video, just click here


On Wednesday, 1/30 at 1pm, join Meg Grigal, Debra Hart, and Clare Papay, along with Dana Lattin from University of Kansas, will present Higher Education for Students With Intellectual Disability: Profiles of Effective Practice. In this presentation, you will hear the latest national data on access to higher education by students with intellectual disability, and get concrete examples and strategies on access to inclusive college coursework, paid employment, and campus residential options.

Then, on Thursday, 1/31, Maria Paiewonsky, Meg Grigal, and Debra Hart, with Caroline Parker from Education Development Center (Waltham, MA), will present a poster session called Inclusive College-Based Transition Services: Strategies for Implementation and Evaluation. At this poster, participants will see the trends of national data on college-based transition services to demonstrate growth; an evidence-based model of critical components including planning, supports, inclusive academic access and career development services; and applied strategies and resources to support training and evaluation.

If you’ll be in Indianapolis, be sure to stop by one of these sessions to learn more about what’s going on in inclusive higher education—if not for yourself, learn something new to take home to your colleagues.