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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Thursday, November 29 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Inclusive Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability: Recent National Data

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Think College, the National Coordinating Center for the US Department of Education-funded Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability (TPSID) programs will share findings from its recent evaluation of 46 TPSID programs located at US colleges and universities in 2016-17 as well as trend data over 7 years related to inclusive course access, career development, campus membership, credential attainment and employment outcomes at these programs. The Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 created grants for TPSID model demonstration projects, implemented between 2010 and 2015 at 57 colleges and universities and currently being implemented from 2015 to 2020 at 46 campuses in the U.S. The data presented in this session are from a large-scale survey study of the practices and effectiveness of inclusive higher education implemented by the 25 TPSID grantees in 2016-17. The evaluation protocol implemented by the TPSID NCC was reviewed and approved by the federal Office of Management and Budget. This web-based data collection effort reflects a uniform dataset for collection of program and student variables from the TPSID demonstration projects and their partner sites across the country. These data detail student demographics, enrollment, academic, social and employment engagement, as well as reflect programmatic infrastructure. The evaluation protocol was developed in alignment with the Think College Standards for Inclusive Higher Education (Grigal, Hart, & Weir, 2011). This dataset is currently the largest and most comprehensive source of information on inclusive higher education for students with ID. This session will be a poster presentation with two presenters. The poster will display a brief explanation of the TPSID model demonstration project and the role of the TPSID NCC in evaluating the TPSID projects will be provided, as well as a graphical and visual presentation of the primary findings from recent data. Specific data to be presented include inclusive course access, career development, campus membership, credential attainment and employment outcomes at these programs. In addition to the visual poster, the presentation will include two accompanying accessible handouts that further describe the findings from 2016-2017 data related to the students who are attending college and the practices of the colleges/universities involved. The movement toward postsecondary education (PSE) for students with intellectual disability (ID) is breaking ground in inclusive practices through innovative approaches. Higher education programs supporting students with ID are using creativity, innovation, and determination to pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities. Through this poster, we aim to raise awareness of existing higher education opportunities and the benefits to students with ID that are gained through participation in these programs to allow for persons with ID, families, practitioners, and others to gain knowledge that will allow them to advocate for greater access to these innovative inclusive opportunities.

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Thursday November 29, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Salon E - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

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