Students with disabilities have options for going to college after high school. Learn about programs available for students with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky and around the country. Postsecondary education is any education after high school and may include communities colleges, universities, trade schools, and more.

In 2019, 17% of Kentucky youth with disabilities who exited high school the previous year were enrolled in a college or university. For students with intellectual disabilities (ID), this statistic is only 7%.. Recent funding from the Kentucky state legislature seeks to improve these outcomes. Read about the launch of the Supported Higher Education Program Technical Assistance Center for students with intellectual and developmental disabilites here. For more information, contact Johnny Collett at

Inclusive Higher Education Webinar Series

A series of webinars was offered in 2019 – 2020 to provide information and resources on universal design and disability to colleges and universities. Webinars were recorded and made available on this web page.

Customized Employment Works Everywhere – May 18, 2020
Unleashing Possibility in Higher Education – April 30, 2020
Taking the Leap: Design and Development of Problem-Based Online Learning – March 5, 2020
Getting Comfortable with Disability – October 9, 2019
Universal Design and Creating Accessible Documents – November 12, 2019
Universal Design for Learning: Designing Classrooms for All Learners – January 23, 2020

Comprehensive Transition Programs

An option for going to college for students with intellectual disabilities is a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP).

Learn more from our CTP Program Briefs:

College Mentoring

Mentoring can provide benefits for all students. Learn more about mentoring here

Other Postsecondary Resources


Kentucky Supported Higher Education Partnership

The Kentucky Supported Higher Education Partnership (KSHEP) [link] is a network of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) across the state offering ...
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Kentucky Comprehensive Transition & Postsecondary Programs Briefs

Learn about Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Programs (CTPs) designed to support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to continue ...
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KentuckyWorks Comprehensive Transition Program Comparison Infographic

Download the "Comprehensive Transition Program Comparison" Infographic. This infographic compares traditional degree-seeking programs and Comprehensive Transition Programs. Please print and ...
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KentuckyWorks Postsecondary Financial Assistance Infographic

Download "Postsecondary Financial Assistance Infographic" Infographic. Please print and share! ...
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KentuckyWorks: What is a Comprehensive Training Program? Infographic

Learn more about Comprehensive Training Programs, or individualized programs through colleges or universities that allow students with Intellectual Disabilities an ...
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College Programs for People with Disabilities in Kentucky

College Programs for People with Disabilities in Kentucky [link] Shows students options for college in Kentucky. Colleges that have programs ...
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Post Secondary Community Conversation—All Sites Evaluation Report

KentuckyWorks, a project funded by the Administration for Community Living, and the capacity building project, Strengthening the Postsecondary Landscape in ...
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Transition Goals and Activities for Inclusive Postsecondary Programs

Transition Goals and Activities for Inclusive Postsecondary Programs [link] "This table provides several goals and related activities that can be ...
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Think College

Think College [link] Shows colleges from all over the country that have programs for students with disabilities. Email: ...
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