The 16 page document, Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for Students and Youth with Disabilities was released September 17, 2019 by the US Education Department, as a question/answer format, to clarify 4 target areas of postsecondary education for this population.
Access to College and Careers for Students with an Intellectual Disability
This website is designed to provide information on Florida’s inclusive college programs for students with intellectual disabilities. It is intended for students with an intellectual disability and their families, and postsecondary and secondary staff, teachers, and instructors.
Online Learning Modules
Developed specifically for postsecondary program instructors to increase coursework accessibility for all students. Two free online modules are available; 1) Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Postsecondary Education and 2) College Advising through Person-Centered Planning (PCP).
Program Grants for startup and enhancement are available to institutions of higher education. One-year grants are available up to $60,000.
Travel Assistance Funding Support is available to secondary and postsecondary educators and staff wishing to visit inclusive postsecondary institutions.
We Can Help
Starting inclusive postsecondary programs for students with an intellectual disability, or writing the grant for the program, can be challenging. We have the resources, training, and technical assistance to share with you.
Resources For Everyone
The Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education has gathered numerous resources including website links, web modules, media, program guides, and documents to assist students, their families, and secondary and postsecondary educators in learning more about, enhancing, or establishing your own college program for students with an intellectual disability. New resources will be added and showcased regularly.