Postsecondary Outcomes for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Results from this study indicated that students in the Cutting Edge program at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin reported a perceived increase of independence after participation in the Cutting-Edge program in the areas of employment, independent living skills, and self-determination after one year. The parents of Cutting Edge students confirmed the increase of skills in all areas 1. Participants will be able to identify the benefits of post secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities, specifically in the areas of self-determination, independent living, and employment. 2. Participants will learn about developing programs with local colleges and school districts for students with intellectual disabilities who want to go to college. 3. Participants will understand the intrinsic value of learning in the post secondary environment for students with intellectual disabilities who are fully integrated with their peers. 4. Participants will be able to increase the opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to go to college after graduating from high school.

Eric Hartz