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Impact

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Inclusion works; it benefits everyone!


Providing access to college is a paradigm shift with life-changing results for individuals with IDD. Nationally, students with IDD 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 and developmental 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!

To learn more about how higher education is impacting the lives of students with IDD in Colorado, click here.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela

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