Inclusion works; it benefits everyone!
Providing access to college is a paradigm shift with life-changing results for individuals with ID. Nationally, students with ID who are completing inclusive college programs are experiencing many of the advantages of post-secondary education, including higher employment, better wages and greater independence.
Students choose their career paths, enabling them to earn a living wage.
Benefits to Colorado
- Students with intellectual disabilities become involved and contributing members of society
- Students gain greater independence and lessen the depth of daily supports needed
- College campuses are enriched by the added diversity in the student body
- Employers have access to a new pool of capable employees
It’s an opportunity that should be available to all!
Many individuals with ID desire the same opportunities we all enjoy, and wish to pursue a college education that provides the potential for achieving a more fulfilling and independent life.