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Graduate Story, Sponsorship, Webinars, Community Resources

Graduate Story, Truck Pull, Back to School, Webinars are Back!

IN!'s vision has always been to see students with ID be welcomed on college campuses as inclusive pathways become part of the fabric of all colleges and universities throughout Colorado. The passage of HB22-1107 last year has allowed IN! to take another step toward that vision.

Read about our newest promotional video, the Tailgate event, and community resources.

The expansion of Inclusive Higher Education continues to make college possible for students with intellectual disabilities state-wide. Hear from a recent graduate, an expansion school, a current director, and our very own IN! staff about the powerful impact of inclusive higher education throughout Colorado!

In this Newsletter, you will find student panel recording, Tailgate details, and more resources.

In this edition, hear how an inaugural graduate is doing, ways to become invested in inclusive higher education, and resources to access this summer. Bonus, meet our newest staff member, Elise!

One of our inaugural graduates, Jazmine, shares with us about the challenges and joys of life after college and how her ability to access inclusive higher education programming prepared her for the life she always dreamed about.

Bo is graduating from ACC! Hear about his experience, his excitement, and his future plans!

We are celebrating our graduates!! Check out our graduating seniors, get your tickets for the Tailgate Party, and hear more about community resources!

The IN! team is growing, and we are excited to begin hiring for a new Program Coordinator position. See the full job posting and application details here.

A recent UCCS graduate, Brianna, moved into her very own apartment and is pursuing the live she's always wanted.

Graduates experiencing independent living, IN!'s Tailgate Party scheduled for July 27th, several community resources, and more!

IN!'s Inclusive Higher Education Opportunities Grant is now accepting applications from colleges and universities throughout CO.

Laura's senior story, expansion is happening, free summer institute at UCCS, webinars, job openings, and more!

Georgie is graduating from UNC! Hear a bit about her experience, her future plans, and her words of wisdom.

Georgie's senior story, applications, scholarship, spring resources, and more!

Laura is graduating from UNC! Hear her experience and her words of wisdom!

IN! announces the launch of the Inclusive Higher Education Grant Program this March.

Are you interested in applying to an inclusive higher education program? Applications for the Fall 2023 are now open. See important links and dates for ACC, UCCS, UNC, and REGIS applications.

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to recap all that we have accomplished as a community dedicated to inclusion. Hear Maggie's story, review our impact report, and consider making a year-end donation to continue opening doors to college for students with ID.

THINK+change interviewed professionals who have expertise in helping individuals with IDD and their families transition into adulthood. They offer 5 episodes addressing transition planning, higher education, home and community services, guardianship and finances, and employment. Learn all the ins and outs by watching a vodcast (video) or listening to a podcast (audio) at this link. Our very own Shayna Laing had the honor of participating in this great resource.

A recap of the Fall semester, a thank you to our many sponsors, a reminder of application information, and a resource for parents.

Check out a review of our Gratitude Breakfast, dedicated to reflecting on the past, celebrating the present, and looking with anticipation to the future within inclusive higher education.

In this month's newsletter, hear from Kaitlin a senior at UCCS, get all the details about application season, and stay updated with our final fall webinars.

Kaitlin is graduating from UCCS! Hear more about her experience and her words of wisdom!

In this month's newsletter, we hear from a UNC GOAL student about the impact of inclusion, ways to encourage our current college students, helpful dates for webinars and info sessions, and ways to engage with the community.

In this month's newsletter, we share several ways for you to get involved and invested in the work of IN!. You'll find info on our Inspiring Futures college mentorship program for high school students, our upcoming fundraising event, ongoing webinars to access, and even hear how students are adjusting to living on campus.

Hear how inclusion has impacted Jason, a student at UNC!

In this month's newsletter, we are kicking off the start of another awesome semester. You'll find details regarding IN!'s new staff member, our upcoming event at Wash Park, a calendar of our free fall webinar series, professional development opportunities for educators, and a review of our latest Alumni Gathering.

For the past year we've advocated for House Bill 22-1107: Inclusive Higher Education Opportunities. This bill creates the opportunity to expand pathways to higher education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Colorado. All of the hard work has paid off - the bill passed and was signed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis! 

There is an increasing demand for college options for students with intellectual disability in Colorado. It is time for more campuses to open their doors to students with ID. To make that possible, we need your help. For our year end goal, we aim to raise $38,000. This amount creates one permanent pathway for individuals with intellectual disability to attend college in Colorado!

Thinking about college for the 2022/23 school year? Students with intellectual disabilities apply through the college's inclusive service office. Find all the details in this blog post.

When you give to IN!, you are increasing the number of spots for students with intellectual disabilities to attend college in our state. These opportunities empower students to pursue their career goals, increase their independence, and live out their dreams. Thanks to supporters like you, college dreams are becoming a reality in our state!

The end of the semester nears! In this edition, you will find: ACC senior spotlight, information on application season, our most visited resources, virtual college fair booths, and a calendar of upcoming events.

Lots of ways to learn more about inclusive higher education throughout the fall!

October's issue has three student spotlights, plus lots of upcoming events where you can learn more about college options for students with intellectual disabilities (student panel, virtual college fair, DVR webinar, and more).

IN!'s Young Professionals Board is on a roll fundraising for and raising awareness about inclusive higher education in Colorado! Here we share some of their latest endeavors.

IN! is accepting applications for a free 6 week program to learn more about what life is like in college! Inspiring Futures is a chance for students thinking about college to meet and get to know current college students with intellectual disabilities.

In this issue, you will find information on: Inspiring Futures college mentorship program, care packages for students, results of IN!'s needs assessment, upcoming UCCS Inclusive Services open house, webinar on the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and IN! handouts and additional resources.

IN! conducted a statewide needs assessment to look at current barriers to college for students with intellectual disabilities in Colorado. In this post, we share the results.

College students with intellectual disabilities (ID) can access many of the same resources as anyone else with ID. Whether you are thinking college or not, a variety of disability organizations are offering free classes this fall that cover resources available to adults with ID. These organizations are a wealth of knowledge on preparing for life after high school, and connecting adults to resources you might not yet know about.

IN!'s newsletter is back for the school year with an all new student video! This edition covers upcoming events (needs assessment results, webinar), our new self-paced learning series, recent fundraising events (special thanks to Enercom, CT Lighting & Controls, and Johnson Storage & Moving), and recent successes of our Young Professionals Board.

A blog post by a college mentor on spreading the word to end the use of the r-word on college campuses.

One student’s story of a shared accomplishment. Paige Gray was just like any other student at the University of Northern Colorado, she was learning how to be independent, choosing a major and working on-campus....

Isabelle, a Boulder resident who recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, is among the first Coloradans with an intellectual or developmental disability to graduate from a Colorado college or university.

University of Northern Colorado graduated its first set of inclusive higher education students, who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. What that means for one family.

In May of 2021 Caitlin will be graduating from UCCS. She is studying Early Childhood Education and is so ready to be an official graduate! Learn more about Caitlin.

Hear Vince talk about what going to college has meant to him.