When students with intellectual disability attend college, they often access inclusive postsecondary education, or IPSE, programs, attending college with other peers with or without disabilities. Students attending IPSE programs enroll in classes and have access to internships, social clubs, Greek Life, athletics, recreation, residence and dining halls, campus offices, and employment opportunities. Students take classes for audit or credit and work toward earning a certificate or credential. When they have completed their coursework, they graduate from their program and go on to more learning opportunities or to live and work in the community.
About the Campaign
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.” Download our Social Media Kit
The “Think Higher. Think College.” Public Awareness campaign was developed by Think College’s Inclusive Higher Education Network.
About Inclusive Higher Education Network
A project of Think College, the Inclusive Higher Education Network supports inclusive postsecondary education programs across the country, extending the knowledge learned from model demonstration programs and research, and applying it more broadly for improving and expanding college opportunities for students with intellectual disability. One of the key activities of the Inclusive Higher Education Network is the “Think Higher. Think College.” national public awareness campaign to expand access to college for students with intellectual disability.
This project is funded by a grant from the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (Grant No.: P407C210001).
About Think College
Think College is a national technical assistance, research, and evaluation center dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving IPSE options for students with intellectual disability. Think College provides resources, technical assistance, and training related to college options for students with intellectual disability, and manages the only national listing of college programs for students with intellectual disability in the United States.