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We have collected some resources for families who want more information about transition planning and participating in postsecondary education.


  • Website for the National Coordinating Center for college transition programs for students with ID.

  • Students who have gone to college share their advice on a variety of subjects.

  • Think College has developed Standards, Quality Indicators, and Benchmarks for Inclusive Higher Education. Institutes of higher education can use these standards to create, expand, or enhance high quality, inclusive post-secondary education to support positive outcomes for individuals with ID.

  • When students with ID transition out of High School, many people say it's like "falling off the cliff." As their peers move on to college and the next phase of their lives, students with ID are left with a world of diminished inclusive educational, social and extracurricular opportunities. Read an inspiring story about one college who is changing this unacceptable outcome.

  • Higher Education Opportunity Act ( HEOA) (PL 110-315) was enacted on August 14, 2008, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. This law contains a number of important new provisions that improve access to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.