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 inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) programs.

CTPs support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) who want to continue academic or career and technical instruction at an IHE in order to better prepare for competitive integrated employment and independent living.

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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 academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction at an institution of higher education (IHE) in order to prepare for employment.

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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 Kentucky, funded by Think College, held a statewide community conversation on May 21, 2018. Community conversations are way to identify key issues and connections within the community as well as enable the community to set realistic and attainable goals. The statewide community conversation was held simultaneously in Lexington, Murray, and Morehead, Kentucky via video conference. The conversation was held for self-advocates, families, and professionals to discuss strategies for increasing meaningful post-secondary opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). In round table discussions, participants worked together to come up with ideas to address the issue and to consider how participants might work together to make those ideas happen. The event included a harvesting of best ideas and identification of next steps to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with ID. Participants were given a survey after the event to provide feedback on the community conversation process. This report highlights themes from the round table discussions and the survey findings. The report has four main sections—participant description, feedback on event, harvested best ideas, and specific strategies by region.

View full report. Contact us to get copies of the individual reports for each region.

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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 used in a transition IEP to support students in developing skills that will help prepare them for inclusive postsecondary education.”

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Think College

Think College [link]

Shows colleges from all over the country that have programs for students with disabilities.

Email: ThinkCollegeTA@gmail.com

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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 for people with intellectual disabilities right now include: Northern Kentucky University, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Murray State University, Spalding University, and Big Sandy Community Technical College. You need to contact the colleges for more details.

Murray State: cclemson@murraystate.edu (Cindy Clemson)

BCTC: rebecca.simms@kctcs.edu (Rebecca Simms)

NKU: jonesme@nku.edu (Melissa Jones)