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Archive of IN!'s Past Newsletters

UNC GOAL to host a virtual open house on December 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm; Dylan, a senior at ACC, prepares to graduate and pursue his goal to become a group fitness instructor; IN! continues to virtually offer Q&A sessions for parents, drop-in office hours for teachers, and one-on-one meetings open to anyone looking to learn more about college options for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Since we can't be out in the community meeting with you all (which is what we really love) we are adapting and launching virtual office hours to answer your questions about applying for college, life on a college campus, funding for higher education, preparing for college, and more!

School is back in session! 70 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are continuing to pave the way for future students in Colorado. Grace is one of these students. In this letter, we are covering Grace's journey to higher education, and hope to remind everyone that college acceptance is not always a straight path - and that's okay!

20 new students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to start college this fall, IN! hosts happy hours for students, "Opening Doors to College" and "Intelligent Lives" are free to watch this month, and a webinar on Benefits Counseling is scheduled for August 4th.

Wonderland Homes is generously donating the proceeds from a home under construction towards the expansion of inclusive higher education to a 4th college, graduates share their college experiences on a webinar, and IN! continues to respond to COVID-19.

This month, Colorado witnessed our first graduates of inclusive higher education pathways for students with intellectual disabilities at Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).
In this special edition newsletter we are recapping their final semester of college and celebrating this major accomplishment!

While we won't be out in the community much in the next few weeks, we wanted to give you some insight into what our office/home work entails.

An upcoming graduate shares her thoughts on Black History Month, students take on leadership roles, IN! board members tour UNC, and IN! launches a Young Professionals group.

New video of students talking about living on-campus, an ACC student shares a letter about how inclusive supports have led to her success, and JFK Partners releases the 2018-19 report.

In this issue, info on applying to college for the 2020-21 school year, upcoming open houses at ACC, college sneiors share their post-graduation plans, and IN! asks for your support with our year-end campaign.

Applications for 2020-21 opening, another student from ACC is set to graduate, UCCS seniors present at a national conference, outreach makes plans to travel the state in December, and we share a link to a webinar on preparing for higher education.

In this issue, graduating students share post-graduation plans, ACC students tour UNC and UCCS, IN! celeberates National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a special thanks to the Harvey Family Foundation.

First graduates are announced for May 2020, UCCS Office of Inclusive Services to host an open house on October 8th, we share a list of resources for parents, a new FAQ page is launched, Johnson Storage and Moving annual truck pull raises funds for IN! and Easterseals, and IN! receives a grant from Developmental Pathways.

IN! shares new blog posts about the importance of college fairs and visits for all students, UNC GOAL welcomes Christina Ruffatti as new Executive Director, and we announce an upcoming Truck Pull in collaboration with Johnson Storage & Moving.

73 students with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be enrolled in higher education in Colorado for the 2019-20 school year, students are keeping busy with summer jobs, IN! launched a survey to gather feedback on our outreach efforts, and the Summer Social is around the corner!

Comprehensive Higher Education Certificates are approved for students accessing inclusive higher education services and Arapahoe Community College launches a new summer camp for middle school children with special needs to learn about college.

Peer mentors discuss their role in developing inclusive campuses, UNC GOAL becomes a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP), and the Daniels Fund grants IN! funds to continue our work.

A student shares his story about transferring to a university and joining a fraternity, Elevate at ACC became the first Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) in Colorado, and two students spoke at the Courage to Risk Conference.

Celebrating a successful year and sharing comments from students, family members, and university staff.

Kayla McKeon speaks on college as a goal, information is shared on 2019-2020 school year applications, students speak to what they are up to on campus, and IN! welcomes a new executive director

Jazmine Murphy receives the IN!spirational Person of the Year Award, IN!'s Summer Social raised $101,000, the 2018-19 school year is underway for 48 students with intellectual disabilities, EnerCom hosts a golf tournament benefitting IN!

April's newsletter includes a video about a UCCS student, thoughts on the importance of touring colleges, and an introduction to our outreach coordinator.

IN! is seeking volunteers for our Summer Social Committee, new members join our Board of Directors, and ACC is accepting applications for next school year

IN! recognizes peer mentors as a key to student success, Colorado Gives Day is approaching, Watch a video to learn more about ABLE accounts and ways to save while preserving your SSI and Medicaid

Students are back on campus, Enercom raises $10,000 for IN!, Daniels Fund awards IN! a grant, and we prepare for the Step-Up for Down Syndrome Walk

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