How Educators Can Help Students with Intellectual Disability to Think College
Students with intellectual disability want to go to college – and they can! But they can’t get there alone. They need educators who understand what skills are necessary to make it happen and will support them to achieve their goals. Think College created the “Think Higher. Think College.” public awareness campaign to inform and educate teachers, school administrators, support professionals, college staff and faculty, families, and students themselves that college is an option for students with intellectual disability. The public awareness campaign includes new tools to make the process easy to understand and doable. Join us for this free webinar to learn about the current picture of inclusive higher education in the US, hear from college students with intellectual disability from around the country, and learn from a panel of experienced educators how we can “Think Higher. Think College.” together. During this webinar, you will: • Attendees will learn about the current situation regarding college options for students with intellectual disability. • Attendees will learn about new resources from the Think Higher. Think College. campaign. • Attendees will hear from a panel comprised of two K -12 educators and a program director from an inclusive postsecondary education program about what options exist for students with ID, how to guide students to pursue college, and how to assemble a team to ensure a smooth transition from high school to college.