What if every young adult with intellectual disability in the United States saw college as an option?
The “Think Higher. Think College.” campaign is designed to build awareness and expand access to college for students with intellectual disability. Our goals are to increase knowledge of inclusive college options, share information about the benefits and outcomes of students with intellectual disability attending college, and offer people ways to spread the message: “Think Higher. Think College.”.
Resources by Audience
Students & Families
Yes, your child with intellectual disability can go to college!
Teachers, transition specialists, and Vocational Rehabilitation professionals can help guide students with intellectual disability to think college!
Higher Education Professionals
Students with intellectual disability belong on your campus. Click here to learn more.
Be a part of the “Think Higher. Think College.” Campaign
Share this website and its resources with someone today! More students, families, and professionals need to know college is possible for students with intellectual disability to change expectations and challenge people to “Think Higher. Think College.”
Social media toolkit
This social media toolkit helps you spread the word about the “Think Higher. Think College.” campaign. This toolkit contains a range of resources including sample text for social media, sample social media images, hashtags to use, accessibility information, and much more.
A Resource Guide for Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disability
This simple and easy- to- use guide offers an overview of inclusive postsecondary education programs and resources, links, tips, and tools for college planning.
By the Numbers
Students with intellectual disability can go to college!
Over 300 US colleges and universities offer programs for students with intellectual disability. Students with intellectual disability are achieving their college goals when provided with access and high expectations. College provides the opportunity for students to explore new things, become more independent, and prepare for a bright future.
Partner Collaborations & Featured Webinars
This webinar featured three college students who shared their personal journeys paired with experts who discussed valuable resources and initiatives aimed at promoting college access for these students with ID.
This webinar featured a panel of educators and an inclusive higher education professional who shared information about existing college options for students with ID, as well as how to guide students toward college while in K-12, including assembling a team for a smooth transition.
Accessing Higher Education: How Educators Can Help Students with Intellectual Disability to Think College
This expert panel, facilitated by Dan Habib, addressed questions about the value of college for students with intellectual disability, how to prepare students for college, selecting the right college, creating equity for students from marginalized backgrounds, and more.