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Provides resources, information and contacts on creating, supporting and sustaining inclusive post-secondary options (e.g., college, university, technical institutes, continuing education, literacy, etc.). We hope the information and products provided at this site will help to increase the possibilities for inclusive life-long learning opportunities, which are often limited, for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Managed by: Bruce Uditsky (buditsky@aacl.org) of Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL)
Co-managed by Anne Hughson, University of Calgary

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (47 Products)
Electronic Media (32 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (23 Products)
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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students With Disabilities
This book is about moving from high school to college. It explains how this works for students with disabilities.
A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!
This book was written by a 19-year old college student who has autism.
A Taxonomy for Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilties
This research summary describes the features of college-based education programs that serve students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US.
A Wisconsin Disability Documentation Guide: Helping People with Disabilities Prepare for Post-secondary Education and Training
This document explains about providing proof of disability to post-secondary institutions.
AT and App support for Executive Function: Middle School through Post-Secondary - Executive Function App Matrix
This short publication has a list of apps that help students from middle school thru post-secondary learn executive function skills.
Atlas of Literacy and Disability
This book has maps of Canada broken into small areas. Each map shows the number of people with disabilities living in each area, as well as the number of those people who cannot read or write.
College Guide for Students with Disabilities
This brochure gives students information about their rights and responsibilities as a college student.
College Is Possible for Students With Intellectual Disabilities
This article is from U.S. News and World Report. It is about students with intellectual disabilities being able to go to college.
College Students with Disabilities: What Factors Influence Successful Degree Completion? A Case Study
This report looks at what colleges need to know to help students with disabilities graduate. It also looks at how going to college helped students get jobs.
College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities
This books offers tips to help college students with learning disabilities.
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student Revised Edition
This book is about choosing a college. It is written to non-traditional students, including those who have disabilities.
Critical Issues in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Contemporary Research, Practice, and Policy
This manual explores emerging issues in the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities in ten areas.
Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
This book talks about the skills needed for a person with Asperger Syndrome to suceed in college.
Emergence labeled autistic
This is the true story of Temple Grandin, a woman with autism, told in her words.
Essentials of Transition Planning
This is the first in a series of books for those working with students with disabilities as they go through the transition process from school to adult life.
Getting Accommodations at College: Tools for School
A tip sheet that provides ways college students with disabilities can help with school.
Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People With Disabilities
This book explains how to prepare to get into college. It also helps someone to understand how to ask for help once you get into school.
Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities: What Families and Advocates Need to Know
This is a fact sheet about diploma options for students with disabilities.
Impact: Feature Issue on Achieving Secondary Education and Transition Results for Students with Disabilities
This newsletter is about what schools and community service organizations need to do to prepare students with disabilities for adulthood. You can download for free as a PDF file.
Impact: Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
This newsletter has stories, summaries of research, and strategies to help assure success for postsecondary students with disabilities.
Man with cerebral palsy helps teach special-ed course
A news story about a man with cerebral palsy who helps new teachers learn about inclusion.
Navigating College: A Handbook Written for Autistic Students by Autistic Adults
This handbook was written for people with autism who want to go to college. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
News from the Border: A mother's memoir of her autistic son
This book tells the true story of a boy with autism who went to college.
Nobody nowhere
This true story is told by a woman with autism who grew up in England.
Online Learning for Students with Disabilities
This web-based document is about how online college opportunities can work for students with disabilities.
Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training: Planning for Life After High School
This handbook helps high school students plan for attending college. The information is also useful for those who assist and support youth.
Perspectives on Life after High School for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Findings of a Statewide Survey of Families
This policy brief summarizes a survey about going to college and people with intellectual disabilities. The survey was for parents and professionals.
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research (Policy Research Brief)
A summary of research about college programs for people who have intellectual disabilities. It suggests a new way to classify these programs, and can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Preparing Students with Disabilities for College Success
This book explains how to help students with disabilities get ready for college.
Profiles and Promising Practices in Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability
This report reviews five college programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
Pursuing Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
A guide for people with disabilities and families about choosing and attending the right university, community college, or technical college.
Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome A Parent's Guide to Student Success
This book is a parent's story about her son with ASD who went to college. The entire book can be viewed online.
Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities
This online document has links to information for students with disabilities who want to go to college.
School to Work Fact Sheet
This fact sheet explains the many options youth have as they make the transition from high school to the adult world. It is available online.
Self-Advocacy for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making it happen in college and beyond
This book give advice to students, parents and counselors about how to select and gain acceptance to college. It also covers how to succeed once the student is enrolled.
Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel
This book helps college faculty and staff support students who have Asperger syndrome.
Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability - A College Handbook for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Students with Autism, ADD, Affective Disorders, or Learning Difficulties and their Families
This book tells people with invisible disabilities how to be successful in college.
The Power to Spring Up: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students with Significant Disabilities
This book is about continuing education and students with disabilities.
The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth
This report looked at how well Vocational Rehabilitation services were helping to improve outcomes for transition-aged youth. It focused on postsecondary education and employment.
The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities
This edited textbook has ideas for improving the adult lives of young people with disabilities. It covers issues from assessment and instructional strategies, to career development, supported living and postsecondary education.
The Story of Inclusive Post Secondary Education in Alberta
This research paper is about inclusive post-secondary programs in Alberta, Canada.
The Supports that Promote Success for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
This literature review examined supports for students with intellectual disabilities in post-secondary settings.
Think College! Postsecondary Education Options for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This textbook provides tools to support students with disabilities before, during, and after a successful transition to college.
Transition Planner for Postsecondary Education
This guidebook helps high school students with disabilities get ready for college.
Transition to College: Strategic Planning to Ensure Success for Students
This booklet helps students with learning disabilities prepare for college.
Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
This book explains the success of students who have disabilities in moving from high school to college. It also talks about the barriers common for these students.
Univerity of Illinois opens state-of-the-art dorm for students with disabilities
This online article is about what was thought to be the first fully accessible college dorm in the country.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Prelude to Progress: The Evolution of Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
This short document explains the history, current state and future directions of college opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
A membership organization for individuals involved in meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all areas of higher education.
Beyond High School: Strategies for Non-Traditional Students DVD
This DVD shows options students have after high school. These include finding a job, becoming an apprentice, and going to college.
Cassilly: How I Got To College
This 20 minute documentary film is about a young woman who overcame barriers to attend college.
College Funding for Students with Disabilities
This fact sheet briefly explains how students with disabilities can pay for college.
College Programs for Students with Asperger Syndrome
This web page has a list of colleges in the US that offer programs specifically for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
College Questions for Students with Disabilities
This is a short article with some questions people with disabilities could ask when selecting a college.
College Resources for Disabled Students
This webpage has many ideas to help students prepare for college.
College Success For Students With Learning Challenges DVD
This DVD talks about how to do well in college with a learning disability.
Community Integration Program
This program in Washington state helps students aged 18-21 attend college. The focus is on building independent living skills.
ConnectABILITY Website
A website for people with a developmental disability and their support networks. It has information about many different topics.
Continuing Education at the College Level
A web page with information about programs that help people with intellectual disabilities go to college.
Disability Friendly Colleges
This web site offers ideas about what the authors believe are the most disability-friendly colleges in the country. It focuses on the needs of people with physical disabilities.
Equity and Excellence in Higher Education: Universal Course Design
This website provides information for university professors to help make the information in their courses accessible for all students, including students with disabilities.
FYI Transition
A website for students with disabilities who are about to graduate from high school and their families. It has resources to help with jobs, education and other transition issues.
Going to College
This website provides high school students with disabilities videos and activities to help them get ready for college.
HEATH Resource Center
HEATH Resource Center: Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals With Disabilities offers a breadth of information for students with disabilities who are transitioning into postsecondary education or are already there.
Hold My Hand
A documentary film about a 20-year-old woman with Down syndrome who faces rejection as she follows her dream to go to college. She becomes a self-advocate in making a complaint to the university.
Invisible Disabilities Postsecondary Education
This video is about people with disabilities that cannot be seen. It especially is about colleges.
Look, I'm In College!
This short film shows what happens when four young men with autism are chosen to pilot a college inclusion program in New York City.
Making the Transition from High School to College: Transition Checklist
This checklist shows how students with disabilities must take different steps to get services in college than in high school.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.
OSERS Year of College and Career for Youth with Disabilities
This website has information and resources for youth with disabilities moving on from high school to college or a career.
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
An article that answers common questions about young adults with intellectual disabilities who want to attend college.
Postsecondary Education Resource List
This is a list of websites and resources that have information on college and other opportunities for students with disabilities after they graduate high school.
Preparing for College: An Online Tutorial
This fact sheet talks about the steps that students with disabilities should take to prepare for college.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
This web page explains how students with disabilities prepare to go to college.
Ten Things to Think About as You Prepare for Your Transition to Adulthood
This web page has helpful information for students with disabilities as they go from high school to college.
Think College
This website has information and links about helping people with disabilities attend college. It has separate areas for use by students, family members and professionals.
Through the Same Door: Inclusion Includes College
A 25-minute film about Micah Fialka-Feldman, a college student at Michigan's Oakland University, who has a cognitive disability. This film highlights inclusion in college settings.
Transition of Students with Disabilities to Postsecondary Education: A Guide for High School Educators
This web based publication explains the rights of students with disabilities in education after high school. It is not specific to students with ID/DD.
We Connect Now
This organization is for college students who have disabilities.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Academy of Adult Learning
This program introduces people with intellectual disabilities to college. It is located at Temple University in Pennsylvania.
Active Minds
Active Minds is a student run organization on college campuses that educates students about mental health.
Asbury College Connection
This is a program to help students with developmental disabilities go to college. They attend classes, participate in campus activities, and live in dorms. This program is at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
A membership organization for individuals involved in meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all areas of higher education.
College Prep/ICI
A service that helps high school students with disabilities in Minnesota become prepared for college.
Community Education Network on Disability
This is a network of community education programs serving adults with disabilities in Minnesota.
Community Integration Program
This program in Washington state helps students aged 18-21 attend college. The focus is on building independent living skills.
Creating Post-secondary Education Opportunities for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities
A task-force program to support people with intellectual disabilities in Tennessee to go to college.
CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities
This is a student organization at the City Universities of New York. They work both on campus and off to educate people about disabilities.
Disability Friendly Colleges
This web site offers ideas about what the authors believe are the most disability-friendly colleges in the country. It focuses on the needs of people with physical disabilities.
Disability Studies at the University of Washington
The University of Washington offers both a major and a minor for undergraduate students interested in disability.
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) was established to create opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.
Next Step at Vanderbilt University
This program helps young adults with disabilities prepare for a successful adult life. Areas of study include academic, social, and work skills.
Open the Doors to College
This program provides information about California's higher education options for students with intellectual disabilities.
Project FOCUS (Focusing Opportunities with Community and University Support)
A two year program at the University of Arizona that helps people with intellectual disabilities have a college experience. The program works to increase their independence, quality of life, and employability.
Scholars With Diverse Abilities, Appalachian State University
This program provides students with intellectual disabilities the college experience. It is a 2-year program.
STEPS Forward
This program helps students with intellectual disabilities go to college. It was started by parents, and is located in British Columbia.
The Achieve Degree at Sage College
This program allows students with disabilities to get their college degree online.
The Inclusion Institutes
These institutes work to make education more inclusive. One focuses on students with communication challenges, another on people with intellectual disabilities who want to go to college, and the third on elementary school students with special challenges.
The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center
A center at Syracuse University in New York. It works toward full and equal participation of college students with disabilities in all areas of college life.
Transition Coalition
This organization provides information and training on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
University Participant (UP) Program at Western Carolina University
A program that provides a two-year, fully inclusive, on-campus living and learning college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.
We Connect Now
This organization is for college students who have disabilities.
Other
Developing Cultural Competence: Disability as Diversity, Disability Culture, Disability Awareness
These slides have ideas about disability and culture. They come from a talk about helping people with disabilities as they begin college.
Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
This fact sheet shows how postsecondary education helps people with intellectual disabilities find jobs, and earn money.


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