Higher education is an opportunity that should be available to all!
Many individuals with intellectual disabilities 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.
According to a study conducted by the College Transition Connection, students with ID who have post-secondary experience are much more likely to attain competitive employment, require less on–the–job support, and have higher self–esteem (College Transition Connection).
Nationally, students with ID who are completing inclusive college programs are experiencing many of the advantages of higher education, including increased job diversity, higher wages, and greater independence. Choosing college and their own career path enables individuals with ID to earn a living wage.
Below are the jobs reported in Think College's 2015 Annual Report.
Teacher Assistant | Professional Baseball Office Clerk | Camp Counselor | Marketing Assistant | Physical Therapy Aide | Insurance Company Office Assistant | Writing Lab Monitor | Oil Change Specialist | Kennel Technician | Motivational Speaker | Dietary Aide | Barista Barista | Fishing Guide | Nursing Home Aide | Photographer | Display Organizer |
Currently, there are more than 250 inclusive higher education pathways in the United States.