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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Download the "Comprehensive Transition Program Comparison" Infographic. This infographic compares traditional degree-seeking programs and Comprehensive Transition Programs. Please print and ... Read More
KentuckyWorks is a collaborative effort between the Human Development Institute, the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the Kentucky Department of Education , the Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, KY Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), Kentucky Protection & Advocacy, KY Community and Technical College System, the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood (GOEC), Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Kentucky Office of Autism, and the Kentucky Autism Training Center.